Opinion: Those Outside Our Family

Ike's convention speech was drawing respectful applause, but he had not really set his inflammable audience afire. Suddenly he found the match. "Let us particularly scorn the divisive efforts of those outside our family," he said, "including sensation-seeking columnists and commentators . . ." The delegates did not let him finish his sentence. They leaped off their chairs, shook their fists at the glass television booths high above, jeered newsmen in the aisles on the convention floor.

On the rostrum, Eisenhower seemed astonished at the reaction to his statement. When he...

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