National Affairs: Nothing Funny

The big event of the Eisenhower week was his reunion with Bob Taft in New York. There were three lesser but notable events: Ike's hardest-hitting speech thus far in the campaign, his hardest-to-swallow act of political expediency, and his take-off for what may be his most grueling swing around the hustings.

When he deplaned at the Indianapolis airport, Eisenhower had reached the final stop of his first campaign tour (nine states, 13 cities). At Butler University fieldhouse, Eisenhower tore into the Democrats. He had never sounded more aroused as he pounded in oratorical wrath at "the mess in Washington." Ike poured it...

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