The Democrats will make capital in the West on power; keep mum on civil rights for Negroes; do nothing for labor; jump on Reds as hard as Republicans to prove their purity; exploit the discontent of the security program and at the same time kick up a fuss about cuts in the defense budget to show that the Republicans are the ones who are really “soft” about communism. The country, generally as contented as the Borden cow, will take all this without a moo as long as business holds up.
(Here he is on Donald Rumsfeld … Whoops. I mean John Foster Dulles: “Smooth is an inadequate word for Dulles. His prevarications are so polished as to be aesthetically pleasurable.”)