Like a man sideswiped by a fast car, Ohio's cherubic Governor Mike Di Salle dazedly picked himself up last week and felt around for broken bones. It was hit and run—but no accident. The driver: Presidential Hopeful John F. Kennedy. The verdict: the boldest power play thus far in the 1960 Democratic race.

On Di Salle's invitation, Massachusetts' Senator Kennedy arrived at the executive mansion in Columbus, traveling light without his decorative wife Jackie ("She wanted to come." deadpanned Millionaire Kennedy, "but we couldn't get a baby sitter"). Di Salle hurried him upstairs...

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