Republicans: Nixon's Steppingstones, Reagan's TV Show

In 1964, Republican candidates searched across the land for the "mainstream." This year again the cliche is liquid—and equally elusive. The situation is "fluid," or so maintain the augurs of Rockefeller and Reagan.

For the moment, the only one who can see solid ground ahead is Richard Nixon. And, indeed, he has found some sturdy Steppingstones on the road to the Miami Beach convention. Nebraska Republicans gave him 70% of their vote and 16 delegates in last week's primary. Tennessee's Senator Howard Baker, the first of the favorite sons to express a preference,...

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