National Affairs: The Hard Sell

"We're trying to get an organization going that is bigger than U.S. Steel, and we're trying to do it in three months," said Robert Francis Kennedy. "It's a fantastic job." With that, Bobby Kennedy, campaign manager and the most fantastic worker in his brother's throbbing political machine, took to the road with steel in his heart and organization on his mind.

Paced by Byron ("Whizzer") White, national chairman of Citizens for Kennedy, Bobby headed for New York to face his biggest problem of the week—patching together the faction-torn New York Democratic organization.

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