Michigan: Painful Outburst

In deference to teetotaling Mormon George Romney, his aides stuck strictly to sherbet punch during Michigan's Republican convention. But by convention's end, they could probably have used a real drink. Heckled by opposition within his own party, Romney had lost his temper and slashed out at Democrats in a fashion that was likely to haunt him.

Unhanded. The trouble began just a couple of nights before the Republicans met in Detroit to welcome Romney as the G.O.P.'s candidate for Governor and nominate the rest of his slate. Into the Statler Hilton walked a well-tailored man named Edward Kelly, 37. From...

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