Republicans: Omaha Handshake

"Every time you put your hand out," complained one top national Republican, "they spit in it." The metaphor may have been a little crude, but it could hardly have described more exactly relations between the national G.O.P. organization and the Young Republican National Federation. After a week of attempted handholding with a Y.R. convention in Omaha last week, senior Republicans may well have decided that it is easier to get along with Democrats.

Rigidly controlled by an ultraconservative clique known as the "syndicate," the Young Republicans have been an embarrassment to party...

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