THE PRESIDENCY: Without Regrets

To Dwight Eisenhower, the past few months have brought one setback after another for his program (at the hands of Congress) and his party (at the hands of the Wisconsin electorate). Last week, at his final Washington news conference before he flew off to a long-awaited vacation at Newport, R.I., the President was asked —again—if he regretted running for a second term. His answer was a characteristic bit of Eisenhower philosophy:

"I don't know of anything more useless than regret. So there is no regret on my part. Now, to say that I have been as successful as I hoped...

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