Nation: The Inner Circle

While an army of collegians campaigned for Eugene McCarthy in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, a few key lieutenants determined the Senator's strategy. Blair Clark, 50, a polished, detached former newsman, is national campaign chairman and overall strategist. A classmate (Harvard '40) and friend of John F. Kennedy, Clark was head of CBS News (1961-64), then associate publisher of the New York Post (1965-66). Richard Goodwin, 36, one of the most talented New Frontier wordmen and a man of seemingly inexhaustible energy, lends the oratorical luster to many of McCarthy's speeches and is, besides, an effective organizer.

Jerome Eller, 42, McCarthy's longtime administrative...

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