Republicans: Never Again

A little over two years after a small group of Republicans met secretly in a downtown Chicago motel to launch the Draft-Goldwater movement, the Republican National Committee met in Chicago to complete the final formalities of dropping Goldwater. A few die-hard right-wingers tried to delay the foreordained resignation of Goldwater's personally picked national chairman, Dean Burch, but Barry himself wanted no part of that. At the politics-encrusted Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel, Ohio's Ray Bliss was duly acclaimed as Burch's successor amidst a Greek chorus chanting party unity.

Because of Fear. Bliss vowed simply: "I am no miracle...

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