National Affairs: Breakfast at the Waldorf

As he loped toward the finish line in his high-stakes campaign to win New York's governorship, Republican Candidate Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller knew that he was winning sizable blocs of New York City's normally Democratic liberals away from Democrat Averell Harriman. He also was aware that New York liberals constitutionally have no use for Vice President Richard Nixon. Day before Nixon was due in Manhattan to boost the campaign of G.O.P. Senatorial Candidate Kenneth Keating and G.O.P. candidates for Congress, Rockefeller's campaign adviser, State Chairman L. Judson Morhouse, got Nixon on the phone in New England, asked him to cancel his scheduled...

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