Judgments & Prophecies, Dec. 9, 1957

WHAT NEXT? AS THE PRESS SEES IT

NIXON SHOULD TAKE OVER

Scripps-Howard's WASHINGTON NEWS :

THERE are a dozen Americans better fitted by training, temperament and character than Vice President Nixon to succeed the President. But it is better to have a physically fit, vigorous Nixon, skilled in politics, assuming full responsibility, than an ailing Eisenhower who is forced to delegate authority.

NEW YORK POST :

WE pray that Nixon can rise to the occasion; that he has learned the perils—and emptiness—of fanatic partisanship. But no real choice remains. The deterioration of America's world position...

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