THE PRESIDENCY: A Spectator, in a Way

Defining his role in the campaign, President Eisenhower told his press conference last week that he would be "just a spectator, in a way." But a moment later he made it clear he was ready to be a hard-rooting spectator, and would deliver a series of speeches for Nixon-Lodge. "I don't know how many. But they will give me their ideas and if I agree, why, that is what I will do. because I am going to do whatever I can to elect Mr. Nixon and Mr. Lodge, and you can bet on that."

Except for four "nonpolitical" speaking engagements—three...

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