National Affairs: THE TASK OF THE NEXT PRESIDENT

Vice President Nixon has told friends that he has neither the talent nor the personality to be a great orator. But by the time he was halfway through his acceptance speech—much of it memorized, some of it extemporized, all of it the result of weeks of reading and scribbling—he had brought the Republican Convention to its emotional peak. Cheering, foot-stomping delegates interrupted him 74 times (v. 36 for Jack Kennedy) as he laid down his own program for the American future. Excerpts:

WE are in a race tonight, my fellow Americans, in a race for survival in which our lives, our fortunes,...

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