Letters, Oct. 31, 1960

Facing the Nation


My hat is off to Jack Kennedy on the Great Debate. He is effectively forcing Nixon to acknowledge the errors of the Eisenhower Administration by showing what should have been done in the past.


Mount Pleasant, Mich.


As an independent, I am increasingly impressed by John F. Kennedy's performances. Certainly he is a "Jack Be Nimble" who jumps over candlesticks unsinged. After the spellbinding, however, close examination reveals him as a master of the ambiguous statement, able to weave loopholes and cobwebs into a pleasing fabric on...

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