The Nation: And Now, Here's Spiro... for '76

THE phrase does not trip lightly off the tongue: President Agnew. Yet with the landslide victory of Richard Nixon, his once and present running mate Spiro T. Agnew immediately becomes the first unannounced presidential candidate for 1976. Recent history favors his chances. Since World War II, only one Vice President has failed to go on and capture his party's nomination for the top job, or accede to it; that was Harry Truman's Veep, Alben Barkley, who was 74 years old when his turn came in 1952. In...

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