Newspapers: Carping about a Candidate

Until Governor Scranton's belated entry into the Republican presidential race last week, most U.S. newspapers correctly assumed that Barry Goldwater had the nomination sewed up. And most, large and small, didn't like it. Seldom has a presidential candidate—especially a potential Republican leader —evoked such dissatisfaction, dismay and wrath from the cartoonists and editorial writers of the U.S. press.

"It is shocking to realize," said the Denver Post, "that Goldwater's philosophy is now about to become the official political philosophy of Republicans all over the nation." The Post envisioned the consequences: "The...

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