The Presidency: TheWeek


In 1960 Philadelphia gave John Kennedy a 331,500-vote plurality, more than enough to offset losses elsewhere in Pennsylvania and put the state into the Democratic column. Last week the President went to Philadelphia to repay that political debt. He was given a frosty reception.

Kennedy had come to campaign for Mayor James Tate, up for re-election this week and under heavy criticism from many whites for his acquiescence to demands of militant Negro organizations. As the Kennedy caravan moved the 13 miles from the Philadelphia airport, most streets were virtually deserted....

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