The Presidency: In Need of Polishing

Beset by major problems of world and domestic policy, President Kennedy has had little time for plain old public politicking. Last week, for the first time since his election, he hit the hustings—and his performance plainly needed some polishing.

Strangled Syntax. The first stop in the President's political week was Fort Smith, Ark., where he tarried just eight minutes between plane and helicopter to endorse Senator William Fulbright, already campaigning hard (TIME, Nov. 3) for re-election next year. But the blessings were brief and the syntax was strangled: "I served in the Senate...

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