National Affairs: Trials of a Campaigner

Ohio's Robert Taft, one of the most durable U.S. political campaigners (more than 40,000 miles and 1,000 speeches in six months), dropped in on a Lions Club dinner meeting in Washington, D.C. one night last week, and admitted to some of the occupational hazards of the junketing candidate. High on the list, said Campaigner Taft, are feet and food.

With feet, it is sheer physical strain. A campaigner is usually on his feet 12 to 14 hours a day, said Taft, and ends the day with a foot bath of warm Epsom salts. With food, it's the monotony. In the old days...

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