THE NATION: Time for Arithmetic

" 'Tis a strange campaign," wrote Chicago Daily News Editor-Publisher John Knight last week. "Ike and his team will stick to the high road, while Stevenson . . . will campaign on a lower level than he did four years ago. It seems to me that the high-level pitch . . . is mainly a holding operation, which may actually lose much of the support Ike received in 1952 from independent voters and disgruntled Democrats. The Republicans, with a first-term record of 'peace and prosperity,' have a lot to sell. But they must sell it hard from now to November."


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