U.S. At War: He's Perfectly O.K.

"Let's not be squeamish . . ." began the arch-Republican New York Sun in a front-page editorial one day last week. "It is convention, not the Constitution . . . which forbids open comment on the possibility that a President may be succeeded by his Vice President. . . . Six Presidents . . . have died in office. . . ." By this week the rabidly anti-Roosevelt New York Daily News, which is seldom squeamish about anything, was bravely facing the facts that Tom Dewey is 42 and Franklin Roosevelt is 62. (If either were...

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