POLITICAL NOTES: Who's for Whom, Nov. 7, 1960

Except for the most predictably partisan of U.S. newspapers, publishers in 1960 seemed to be having a harder time than usual in declaring their choices in 1960. Nixon inevitably won the most editorial support, though Kennedy was doing better than Adlai Stevenson in 1956. One remarkable phenomenon, on either side, was the qualified enthusiasm. Papers that chose Nixon often did so out of dedi cation to conservative domestic policies more than to any heartwarming tributes to Nixon himself. Kennedy enthusiasts were just as apt to temper their praise with good words for Nixon's policies and his experience. A sampling:

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