Nation: THE COUNTERPUNCHER

When Richard Nixon lifted the Governor of Maryland from a position of relative obscurity to the second spot on the Republican Party's tick et last month, Spiro Theodore Agnew reacted with becoming modesty. "Spiro Agnew," he told reporters in Miami Beach, word." By "is last not week, exactly a Nixon's running household mate was well on his way to making quite a name for himself. There was considerable debate, however, over what sort of name it was and how it would affect the G.O.P. ticket's chances in...

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