Politics: J.F.K. on the Stump

There has never been anything quite like it. In a mid-term election campaign, the President of the U.S. is barnstorming the nation, looking, acting and sounding as though he himself were a candidate for county clerk.

Kennedy's basic decision to go all out was made months ago, when he realized that he would be blamed if Democrats suffered major losses this fall. Polls indicated that a major problem is Democratic apathy—less than 30% of Democrats, as against 43% of Republicans, figured they had any real reason to vote. That, at least, was something...

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