Republicans: Sounding the South

In their quest for delegates last week, Ronald Reagan at times sounded like Nelson Rockefeller and Rockefeller sounded like Richard Nixon—when he could make himself heard. Both Ronnie and Rocky berated Bobby for sounding like Barry, and Dick, counting his delegates, at first said hardly a word.

Right now, "the country may want a Neville Chamberlain," a Reagan aide declared, but "sooner or later, Winston Churchill is going to be President." To earn the comparison, Reagan expended sweat and toil. He took a four-day swing through Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois and Ohio to raise $800,000 for the party. In the...