THE ADMINISTRATION: Long Knives for Ezra

The day before President Eisenhower took off for Europe and Asia, his White House breakfast guest was Republican National Chairman Thruston Morton. Morton reported on the general comeback in Republican popularity and rising hopes for 1960, then got down to what had been on the minds of top-level Republican strategists for weeks. The G.O.P.'s big trouble for 1960, said Morton, is the farm belt. Not only will the Republicans have trouble holding on to the remaining G.O.P. congressional seats and the six contested Midwestern Senate seats, but they might even lose the presidency if the Democrats should play the...

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