National Affairs: Mutual Appreciation

The Nixon case broke just as Eisenhower was finally hitting his stride as a campaigner. At every whistle stop in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, there was a sense of mutual appreciation between Ike and the huge crowds that turned out for him. Almost overnight he began to click like an old pro. He knew it. His audiences knew it, and correspondents who had followed him since the early days of the wandering sentences and the hazy concepts could hardly believe he was the same man.

The trip through Iowa had Ike's staff forcibly restraining heady visions of victory. Crowds unequaled since...

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