Republicans: A Mormon-Jewish Ticket?

In electing John Kennedy their first Roman Catholic President, U.S. voters swatted down the WASPish fetish that religion is automatically a criterion for presidential or vice-presidential candidacy. The Republicans may give tradition a further gig in 1968. Michigan Governor George Romney, a Mormon, is one of the most promising possibilities for the Republican presidential nomination. For geographic balance alone, the G.O.P. might well pick Romney's new but warm friend, New York Senator Jacob Javits, as his running mate, there by setting up an unprecedentedly balanced, Mormon-Jewish ticket.

Jack Javits is New York's champion vote-getter of either party. He...

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