Republicans: Only 725 Days

Vacationing in Jamaica's Montego Bay last week, Barry Goldwater and his top lieutenants engaged in what G.O.P. National Chairman Dean Burch described as "mopping-up operations." Many Republicans were wondering, however, just what was left to mop up.

Traitors & Scalawags. In their prolonged post-mortem on the 1964 election, most Republicans could agree to the fact that it had been an awful show. Beyond that, there was static from all parts of the party. Cried Actor Ronald Reagan, co-chairman of California's Citizens for Goldwater and an early-form pick among right-wingers for the state's...