National Affairs: Claim to the Future

Early in the campaign the Republicans staked out "peace, progress and prosperity" as their most powerful argument for Ike's reelection. Democrats replied that the Republicans merely want to keep things as they are, and proclaimed that they saw no magic in the G.O.P. promise. Last week Vice President Richard Nixon, barnstorming through the West and Midwest on a sweeping 32-state, 15,000-mile tour, took a G.O.P. handhold on the future.

"Our hope," the Vice-President told a full-house audience of 1,800 in the Colorado Springs, Colo. High School auditorium, "is to double everyone's standard of...

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