Politics: Somewhat Nonconformist

A favorite Democratic pastime these days is explaining why Republican Barry Goldwater will not win his party's 1964 presidential nomination.

Last week, for example, a White House aide, obviously reflecting his boss's views, confided to newsmen that Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller will knock each other off, opening the way for Pennsylvania's Governor William Scranton or, less likely, Michigan's Governor George Romney.

Then Walter Lippmann, high priest of liberal Democratic pundits, all but excommunicated Goldwater from the G.O.P. Goldwater, said Lippmann, probably will be refused the nomination because his "philosophy is radically opposed...

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