OHIO: Waiting for the Bolt

Political lightning in Ohio is a fairly predictable factor. Last week Buckeye Republicans were almost certain that the man who will be illumined by the big G.O.P. bolt in next week's gubernatorial primaries is low-voltage incumbent C. (for nothing) William O'Neill, who is mending political fences and spending $750,000,000 for such public works as highways and mental hospitals. But standing by in case lightning turns fickle is Cincinnati Councilman Charles Phelps Taft, 60, brother of the late Senator Robert Alphonso Taft. Charlie Taft filed as a last-minute fill-in candidate when O'Neill suffered a winter heart attack (TIME, Feb. 10)....

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