THE PRESIDENCY: Nonpolitician at Work

Officially, Dwight Eisenhower's cross-country tour last week was nonpolitical —but seldom this year has his personal political magic seemed to work so well. Everywhere Ike visited last week—Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas and California—onlookers responded to the President's ready grin and two-armed wave with the kind of heartfelt affection that neither Jack Kennedy nor Dick Nixon (nor any other living U.S. politician) arouses. In San Francisco, a cheering, confetti-hurling noonday crowd of nearly 250,000 gave him the city's warmest welcome since General Douglas MacArthur came home from Japan in 1951. And Ike, almost visibly proud of his drawing power, loved every minute...

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