Nation: REPUBLICANS: The Politics of Safety

CERTAIN at last that he had found the formula for victory, Richard Nixon began his campaign last week in a mood of hyperoptimism. Indeed, at the start of his drive, the Republican nominee's main concern seemed to be that his forces might become too cocky. Even that eventuality, however, was being taken into account in the careful Nixon manner. "I think we started the campaign definitely on an upbeat note," said Nixon. "But we've got to keep it that way. There's no overconfidence in this crew this time."

There was reason enough to be...

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