REPUBLICANS: Rocky & the Issues

On a brisk raid into fresh Nixon territory last week, New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller whirled through seven states in seven days. Purpose of the expedition to Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida: to test the political climate in the heartland before deciding early next month whether to make the race against Vice President Richard Nixon for the Republican presidential nomination. General finding: predictable coolness from the professionals, enough spontaneous warmth from amateurs and scattered Nixon dissidents to convince an energetic, personable Nelson Rockefeller that he might have a...

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