THE PRESIDENCY: If the People Choose

At 4 o'clock one afternoon last week four trusted associates of Dwight Eisenhower met at the White House and were quietly ushered into the President's office. After the men he had summoned gathered around his desk, the President made formal and final the commitment that they and millions of other people had at first hoped for and had then expected through many anxious weeks. The President told Vice President Richard Nixon, Presidential Aides Sherman Adams and Wilton B. ("Jerry") Persons, and Republican National Chairman Leonard Hall that he would accept a...

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