Republicans: The Bomb That Was a Bomb

Only a few months ago it seemed to many Republicans that New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller was virtually certain to get the Republican presidential nomination in 1964. But after his remarriage, the polls showed a steep and swift decline in his popularity. Arizona's Senator Barry Goldwater suddenly became the front runner, and by an impressively wide margin. Governor Rockefeller had to do something, and last week he did.

He issued a strenuous attack on what he called "radical right" elements in the Republican Party. While he avoided calling Barry Goldwater any names, or even naming him, Republican politicians across the...

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