Republicans: Westward Ho!

Barry Goldwater consented only reluctantly to speak last week at a Republican fund-raising dinner in Hershey, Pa. He was well aware that this was unfriendly territory: above him in their presidential preferences, Pennsylvania Republicans probably rate their own Governor William Scranton, New York's Nelson Rockefeller and Michigan's George Romney.

The Hershey Arena was only two-thirds filled. Barry's speech, as Goldwater speeches go, was singularly lacking in fire. He took on the Kennedy Administration, tied it to big-city bossism and machine politics. The audience responded with listless applause. Seated on the platform,...

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