THE PRESIDENCY: The People's Choice

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At 11:15 amon a clear, blue Pennsylvania Election Day, the new couple from the farm over on Route 10 stepped into the one-room,, white clapboard Cumberland Township election house outside Gettysburg. They identified themselves to an election official, and workers at the roughhewn wooden table checked their names in the record books. "Housewife."' said the listing of the woman's occupation. After her husband's name, the record read:"President of the United States."' Under the light of four naked electric light bulbs, by the heat of a small oil stove, the President...

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