Nation: Wisconsin: Right on Schedule

Wisconsin's Democratic Governor Gaylord Nelson, 46, was out to slay a solon. And he had it all planned out. The intended victim was Alexander Wiley, 78, after 24 years the senior Republican in the U.S. Senate. The plan was simple: campaign energetically around the state, irk the old gentleman, let him lose his temper, and then shrug it all off as though it were pitiful proof of senility. The Nelson strategy worked.

Nelson toured Wisconsin slowly and deliberately, attacking Wiley for opposing Administration measures such as medicare and the drug bill. After the marathon...

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