Battling Nelson did it! Battered, bloodied, beaten, taunted, hooted and laughed at during bitter, frustrating months, Republican Nelson Rockefeller never gave up, never stopped swinging. And last week he flattened five rivals in Oregon's presidential primary. The count: Rockefeller 92,142, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 77,334, Barry Goldwater 49,197, Richard Nixon 47,078, Margaret Chase Smith 8,142, William Scranton 4,456.
Rocky's smashing upset may not appreciably have changed his chances for this year's Republican nomination. By any reasonable rating, he would still stand behind Goldwater, Nixon, and perhaps Scranton.
But his Oregon...