National Affairs: A Little Tired

Military strategists, they say, are always prepared for the last war. Political strategists think they are more forward-looking. This year, believing that Dewey lost in 1948 because he did not make enough speeches, they have worked out punishing schedules for both candidates. On his Western tour, Stevenson made 21 speeches in eight days, and before it was over he was showing the strain.

He made a well-received speech in Seattle favoring government development of resources not developed by private industry, then made his foreign-policy speech in San Francisco (see above).

From San Francisco the Stevenson party proceeded by train down the lush San...

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