THE VICE-PRESIDENCY: Target: The Issue

For more than two years. Democratic leaders have been agreed on the identity of the party's Political Enemy No. 1. It is Richard Nixon. Since Dwight Eisenhower's political armor is hard to pierce, it has been logical Democratic strategy to shoot at the second man. In mid-campaign, 1952, Democratic strategists thought they had downed their man—and the G.O.P. too—with their shouts about the "Nixon fund," but Nixon skillfully turned the attack to his and his party's advantage. Since then, Democratic leaders have watched Nixon's every move, ready to kick when the word was passed. Last week a new Democratic...

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