REPUBLICANS: Confident Campaigner

As the political campaign rolled to its climax, the President of the U.S. was a calm and confident candidate. Wherever his plane or train had carried him across the land, Ike, had found full crowds, enthusiastic faces. Wherever Democrats had raised an issue to badger him, he met it quietly, succeeded (so his supporters thought) in turning it to his own advantage. Less and less White House aides discussed the presidential race, more and more they made optimistic estimates about the number of G.O.P. Congressmen who would ride in on Ike's coattails....

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