National Affairs: Ike's Third Week

Ever since Abilene, many of Ike's friends had been nagged by the feeling that his campaign lacked spirit and a sense of direction. Last week, however, things seemed to be picking up. Ike, throwing off his reluctance to deal in personalities and political maneuver, came out slugging at the Taft organization, displayed some of the hard-hitting self-assurance that Americans expect of a leader.

The first few days in Denver were billed as "leisurely" ones, but they were leisurely only by the standards of a political campaigner. Ike was up every morning at 7, by 8:30 was meeting with members of his...

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