National Affairs: Candid Camera

WAS NIXON SABOTAGED BY TV MAKEUP ARTIST? demanded Chicago's Daily News, which leans to the Republican side. "This newspaper is 100% behind you. Richard Milhous Nixon," editorialized the arch-conservative Manchester, N.H. Union Leader, adding: "Frankly, we thought Nixon was clobbered." Just about as kind a judgment as Dick Nixon could find in a newspaper after his first TV debate with Jack Kennedy last week was a headline in the Washington Post:

BIG DEBATE VIEWED AS DEAD HEAT.

And even the most charitable Republican politico knew that in the circumstances, a dead heat meant that Vice President Nixon had wound up in a...

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