Politics: The Road Ahead

New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller seemed ready to hit the national political road. During the next six months, he announced at a press conference late last week, he will appear in seven states, participating in Republican Party meetings in Hartford, Minneapolis and Des Moines, delivering the prestigious Godkin Lectures at Harvard, addressing Detroit's Economic Club, and speaking at Atlanta's Spelman College (a Negro women's school named for his great-grandmother, Mrs. Harvey Spelman).

But despite Rockefeller's appearance of confidence, his road may be rocky. In mid-November he announced that he and his wife of 31 years were separating and would be...

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