THE CAMPAIGN: The Caucauasu & the Congress

"Caucauasu" was an Algonquian word meaning "elder" or "councilor." The Americans borrowed it and made it "caucus," meaning a party war council on the eve of battle. Last week, at Cincinnati, 125 Republican caucauasu caucused on the eve of battle. They called their meeting a "workshop," a term borrowed from universities, which had (quite unimaginatively) borrowed it from workshops. The chief Republican caucauasu at Cincinnati was Vice President Richard Nixon. "I do not come to you terribly optimistic or terribly pessimistic," said the Vice President to the Republican braves. "I think that this election is extremely close. We...

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