THE CAMPAIGN: The Leadership Issue

Did the President know that some Republicans seemed resigned to a "bad drubbing" in next month's congressional elections? asked a reporter at the presidential news conference last week. Replied Dwight Eisenhower: "I have heard these reports about apathy and about sitting on hands and complacency." To the President, such an attitude was "incomprehensible" in view of the record built up by his Administration since 1952. Said he: "I think the record of those six years is remarkably good." But what Ike missed was that it is not so much the Administration record as it is his own leadership, his...

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