POLITICS: The New Campaign

As the Washington Teletypes blurted out the bulletins from Moscow, each new outburst of Nikita Khrushchev was brought immediately to the desk of Republican National ChairmanThruston Morton. Pondering the cables, Morton came to the tentativeconclusion that the Soviet dictator's tirades against President Eisenhower had improved the chances of the G.O.P. "Khrushchev has no friends in this country," he said. "It doesn't hurt to have him attack you." The Democrats agreed. Said Louisiana's Senator Russell Long: "I'm going to declare war on Khrushchev if he doesn't say the same thing about Lyndon Johnson."

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