Nation: The Only One

For weeks, the slogan had been "Nixon's the One." After Rockefeller's unex pected withdrawal, it might well have been "Nixon's the Only One." Few challenged the happy reaction of one Nixon volunteer in Wisconsin when she heard the news: "We've won! We've won!"

Nixon himself was not so quick to holler victory, though he was as genuinely surprised as anyone else by Rocky's decision. "In politics," he said, "you have contingency plans for just about everything, but our organization had absolutely no contingency plan for anything like this." Still, as he continued his campaign for Wisconsin primary votes, even Nixon had to...

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