National Affairs: Old Nixon, New Magic

Dick Nixon flew out of Washington on his first prop-stop tour of the 1958 campaign last week, and before his chartered flying-command post had made three landings, Republicans across the land had a feeling they were back in business again.

At each stop he was well briefed on local grievances, had a special potion for local ailments. In Indianapolis he reminded internecine Indiana conservatives of their common enemy: "The radical A.D.A., which dominates the Democratic National Committee." In Los Angeles he pitched a more moderate appeal to California's golden harvest of independent votes: "Forget for the moment whether you are Republicans...

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