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Old August 28th, 2013, 06:02 AM   #1
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The belief that Nixon's profuse sweating during the debate with Kennedy was a significant factor in his loss is widely accepted. Is this belief exaggerated? Eisenhower's answer "I'll get back with you on that." to a question when Nixon helped him make a major decision showed his true feelings for Nixon. When Eisenhower made public appearances for Nixon, his poll numbers improved. Finally, perhaps Kennedy won only because of vote manipulation in Chicago.
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The belief that Nixon's profuse sweating during the debate with Kennedy was a significant factor in his loss is widely accepted. Is this belief exaggerated? Eisenhower's answer "I'll get back with you on that." to a question when Nixon helped him make a major decision showed his true feelings for Nixon. When Eisenhower made public appearances for Nixon, his poll numbers improved. Finally, perhaps Kennedy won only because of vote manipulation in Chicago.

You may wish to read this link for a slightly different take on the matter.

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I wasn't alive and can't speak to this first hand, but....

My guess is that Nixon had a face for radio.
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