REPUBLICANS: Happy Traveler

Slumping softly onto the runway of Portland, Ore.'s International Airport one afternoon last week, the arriving Columbine III coincided with a meteorological shift to fair weather. A hard rain stopped, blue sky reappeared, and the sun peeked out over Portland. For hard-running Oregon Republicans, like their brothers in Minnesota, Washington. California and Colorado, the pulse-quickening presence of Dwight Eisenhower made the political sun shine-a little brighter, too.

Heartening G.O.P. cohorts in the West was precisely one of the reasons that had brought the President winging out from Washington on a five-day...

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