When he puts his mind to it, President Eisenhower can make a rousing partisan speech with the best of them. But in his day-to-day dealings, Ike is so coolly detached from GOPartisanship that the party bosses shiver. Last week their teeth chattered at this piece of cool detachment during the presidential news conference:

Q. Mr. President, would you care to assess the Republican chances in the '58 campaign as of now?

A. No. (Laughter). I would say this: they can win if they will work hard and intelligently.


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