THE ELECTION: How the Vote Broke

"All this hogwash about Kennedy cresting too soon, or how miraculous Nixon's surge in the last ten days was—or even what a helluva campaign Nixon ran—frankly pains me," said a prominent Republican in Nixon's home state of California last week. "After the performance he put on during the first two-thirds of the campaign, there was only one way for Nixon to move in the homestretch, and that was up." As politicians of all persuasions sifted the election results last week, most of them agreed on one thing: Dick Nixon came out of...

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