OPINION: Party Images

With Election Year 1960 pressing hard, Republicans hope to present to the voters an image of the G.O.P. as the party of peace and prosperity. But hope is one thing, success is quite another, and party images are often based on long-held feelings and fears that remain almost unchanged in the face of current facts. Thus, by 1952, after three wars under Democratic administrations, the G.O.P. had established itself in the popular mind as the party most likely to keep world peace. The seven peaceful years of the Eisenhower Administration have done little to change that image for better...

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