National Affairs: The Nature of the Job

At a Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Detroit's Masonic Temple, Adlai Stevenson struck fire to the new issue: the na ture of the presidency and its relationship to Dwight Eisenhower's health.

"The office of the presidency," said Stevenson, "is indeed the most awesome and powerful temporal office on earth. Its potential for good or evil is virtually without limit. And it is precisely because this is so that the election of 1956 is a unique one in our country's history. The President has announced that he is going to run for re-election under certain conditions...

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