Republicans: No Longer a Hot Subject

New York's Jacob Javits, an able Senator and prodigious vote getter, would have been glad to be the nation's first Jewish Vice President. But a highly conservative Republican presidential candidate probably wouldn't want him, a red-hot liberal wouldn't need him, and a fellow New Yorker like Nelson Rockefeller couldn't run on the same ticket with him. So Governor George Romney's impressive third-term victory in Michigan seemed like very good news last fall. Why not a union of Republican moderates around a Michigan-New York axis? The crux of this strategy was Rockefeller's public renunciation of all presidential aspirations, thereby...

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