The Governors: Among Them, Romney's Ramble


Michigan's Republican Governor, George Romney, emerged unscathed, indeed enhanced, from the Johnson landslide. He did it by reason of his own remarkable, evangelistic campaigning, which convinced more than 700,000 Michiganders—independents and Dem- ocrats, auto workers and Negroes—that thev should fractionate their feelings.

Romney refused to don "the Goldwater albatross," concentrated on his record (he turned Michigan's chronic deficit into a $57.1 million surplus), thus did even better in Detroit's Democratic Wayne County than he had two years ago. In doing so, the canny car builder denied a ride on Lyndon's coattails to Democratic...

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