THE NATION: The Windup

"The most successful politician.'' said Theodore Roosevelt, "is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice." By last week Presidential Candidates Nixon and Kennedy had said pretty much all there was to say, and had said it—with the aid of the ubiquitous microphone and the frequently repeated speech—in the loudest of voices. On Nov. 8, the nation would know which one had plumbed the hopes and fears of America more deeply. The preelection arithmetic (see box) ten days before the balloting indicated that it was Kennedy who had hit most pay dirt.

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