The Press: The Oracles

Across the U.S., editorialists and columnists took a firm grip on their pencils last week and settled down to intensive punditing on the presidential campaign.

One loud note in the editorial chorus was a warning against apathy. "The Republican mood," wrote Columnist Marquis Childs. "is one of supreme conviction of victory, with overtones of the smugness against which President Eisenhower himself warned." Citing the poor TV ratings of both political conventions, the Providence Bulletin thought that apathy was a problem confronting the Democrats as well. "The election will be no shoo-in for...

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