REPUBLICANS: Rooky's Giant Step

"Oh hell, let's go!" exclaimed New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller, closing a mid-September strategy huddle. "I want to do it, and regardless of what I do or don't do the speculation will continue." His mind made up, his plans well laid, Rockefeller last week announced the decision that he had nailed down in the conference: next month he will make speeches and talk politics in Vice President Nixon's fortress California and potentially pivotal Oregon. While still disavowing his candidacy, Rockefeller was obviously stalking the presidency a lot sooner and a lot more seriously than his friends thought he would.


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