Politics: The New Hampshire Campaign

In New Hampshire's frozen Lake Winnipesaukee region, a tall, stiff-spined farmer in high laced boots stood before the Meredith Village Savings Bank one morning last week and shook his head slowly. "I've had so much information from so many candidates about what I should do," said 70-year-old Jesse L. Ambrose, "that my bucolic mind is utterly confused."

Only three weeks away, New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation Republican presidential primary is indeed enough to befuddle almost any mind. For a while, it figured to be a two-man contest between Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. From...

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