The Superficial Aspect

Johnson, Gerald W.
March 1955
New Republic;3/28/55, Vol. 132 Issue 13, p16
The article presents views of U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon about U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Nixon said, the Republican Party is not strong enough today to elect a President. Americans have to have a man, who is strong enough to elect the party. Nixon's suggestion that Eisenhower should be the Trojan horse through whose instrumentality a party that the people do not want may be introduced into the citadel is highly practical politics, but it is also monumental trickery. And for Eisenhower to lend himself to trickery on that scale would be a repudiation of his whole character as the public has envisaged it.


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