Republicans: Ready for Romney

Outwardly, the word from Michigan's George Romney on the 1968 Republican presidential nomination has not changed in recent weeks: "I want to take a long, hard look before deciding." Even as Romney-for-President clubs sprang up in Utah, Texas and Michigan, Romney insisted publicly that he was preparing only for his gubernatorial inauguration this week, and that he will wait six months before he tells a breathless world whether or not he will run.

"Social Visit." Fair enough. Still, hidden from the public's view, Romney is running—and running very hard. Last week, for example,...

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