Republicans: High Spirits

"Lord, we pray that you will not become impatient with us as. year after year, we look toward the next election—for, Lord, we are Republicans." It was the invocation at the final meeting of the Republican National Committee before the November election. And as they convened in Seattle's Olympic Hotel, Republican spirits were high. Or so they seemed.

The Republicans clearly sensed that John Kennedy's political halo was beginning to tilt. In their two-day session, the committeemen repeatedly cited the President's harsh action against U.S. Steel, his economic troubles, his request for...

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