New York: A Different Kind of Candidate

New York City, already aclutter with candidates for mayor, got one with a difference last week.

"Do you have any chance of winning?" asked a reporter, after conservative William F. Buckley Jr., 39, editor of the National Review, became the sixth man to announce that he was running for the job. "No," said Buckley.

"Do you want to be mayor?" another newsman inquired. "I've never considered it," Buckley grinned.

"If you win, would you serve?" The idea had probably never occurred to Buckley, who said, after a reflective pause: "I would serve."

"How many...

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