THE CAMPAIGN: Preseason Game

As an all-out candidate not quite ready to launch an all-out campaign, Richard Nixon looks for nonpolitical affairs where he can appear as Vice President rather than would-be President. His two top preferences: 1) colleges and universities, which he thinks are too often ignored by Republican politicos; and 2) sports events with their big, happy crowds. Since he presided over the Rose Bowl Game last New Year's Day, he has probably appeared before 200,000 people in nonpolitical events—at a golf writers' dinner in New York, three colleges, an alumni dinner for Harvard and Stanford business schools, and the Winter...

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