Nation: FOULS IN THE FINAL ROUNDS

Up to the final weeks of the cam paign, Hubert Humphrey and Rich ard Nixon had filled relatively rigid roles. Humphrey, who after the Dem ocratic Convention privately admitted, "I'm dead," sought resurrection by fron tal assault. He inveighed against "Rich ard the Silent," vowed "to put a blow torch to his political tail and run him out into the open." Nixon rarely ventured out of his protective thicket of statesmanlike aloofness, either to discuss the issues or trade invective. As one top Republican strategist said immediately after Miami Beach, "It would suit...

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