Republicans: Rockefeller's Parade

On the Beaufort Scale, a moderate breeze (Force 4) is one that merely raises "dust and loose paper." A Force 10 gale causes "considerable damage to buildings." Somewhere between the two must be a wind of sufficient force to waft a heavyweight politician into active presidential candidacy. But how to recognize the draft? "It is very difficult, believe me," Nelson Rockefeller admitted last week.

Nor was that the New York Governor's only problem. Having himself changed his political classification from 4F to 1A, Rockefeller felt no sudden, irresistible new pull toward the Republican...

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