THE VICE-PRESIDENCY: Happy Birthday?

The position of Vice President Richard Nixon is one of the most interesting—and difficult—in U.S. politics. Long before the President's heart attack, Nixon was a favorite target of Democrats who felt it unprofitable to criticize Dwight Eisenhower. With the post-coronary realization that Nixon may very well be the man they have to beat this November, the Democratic concentration against him has become even more intense. By itself, the let's-get-Nixon drive would be as much a compliment as a disadvantage to him if it were not for a peculiarity of the vice-presidency...

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