Politics: On the Road

Each falling leaf of the political calendar and each new poll showing Lyndon Johnson's vulnerability strip a layer of noncandidacy from the not-yet candidates. Last week most of Johnson's would-be opponents—including the putative independent, George Wallace—were out in force, all looking and talking like committed campaigners.

The irony of George Gallup's latest poll was that it showed Nelson Rockefeller, who stayed home, far ahead of his restless friends. Rocky led L.B.J. by 14 points while Richard Nixon was ahead by four and George Romney by three.

Romney was having other problems as...

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