SINCE Senators Robert Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy began competing for the presidential nomination, many political analysts have adjudged the opposed pair as alike as a couple of peas from the same unorthodox pod—at least where the issues were concerned. For their part, both candidates have protested that there were marked differences between them. When they agreed to an hour-long televised debate, the nation looked forward to a spirited exchange of their divergent views. Anticlimactically, last week's spectacular, displacing the Hollywood Palace revue on the ABC network, was no showdown, and it wasn't even...

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