Nation: Take Her, She's Yours

Whatever President Kennedy's political problems may be, Republican potentials seem notably reluctant to take him on in 1964. Among the four most widely mentioned possibilities, three last week played like shrinking violets. Said Michigan's Governor George Romney: "I am not a candidate and will not be a candidate."

Pennsylvania's Governor William Scranton, explaining that this was the 19th time he had moved himself out, deadpanned: "Pennsylvania has no candidate for the presidency, unless Senator Hugh Scott wants to run." Said Arizona's Senator Barry Goldwater: "I'm running for re-election to the Senate—and that's all...

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