THE LOSERS: Early to Bed

The most relaxed Republican in Washington on Nov. 8 seemed to be Dwight D. Eisenhower. His election-eve campaign speech for Richard Nixon was fervent ("I lived with him in hours of intense discussion and thought and soul searching . . ."). But he coughed occasionally, and afterwards remarked cheerfully of his performance: "By golly, I had a hell of a time with that cold." Sprawled comfortably before a TV set, he nodded agreement to Nixon's final appeal speech from Chicago, then declared: "That's his best speech of the whole damn campaign."

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