National Affairs: THE CAMPAIGN OF ISSUES In 1960 Candidates Run Against Ideas

In 1960 issues are astir, and no dominant personality such as F.D.R. or Ike, no overriding emergency such as World War or Great Depression looms on the November horizon to overshadow them. A historian of U.S. presidential elections might well have to go back to 1012, with its clashing tides of opinion on tariffs and regulation of Big Business, to find a presidential contest in which issues were as significant as they promise to be in 1060. So far no hopeful in either party has nailed together a complete issue platform (the closest: New...

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