THE CAMPAIGN: The Leadership Issue (Cont'd)

Hatless and coatless, but beaming into the teeth of a nippy wind, New York's Nelson Rockefeller, Republican gubernatorial candidate, along with Kenneth Keating, candidate for the U.S. Senate, met his party's leader at La Guardia Airport. "Hello Nelson." said President Dwight Eisenhower, himself wearing a hat and raincoat as he arrived in New York for Columbus Day ceremonies. "You look tough." In fact, Rockefeller was feeling tough, and he reported optimistically to the President on the G.O.P.'s New York chances during the ride through sparse Sunday-morning crowds to the Waldorf, where the political chat continued.

Nelson Rockefeller's report was about...

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