Republicans: Let's Not Kid Ourselves

Where were they? Headed for Wilmington? Leaving Cleveland? Circling Miami? Such was the pace of Republican William Scranton's headlong campaign for the G.O.P. presidential nomination that in the minds of aides and newsmen traveling with him in his chartered Electra, places and events blurred.

Scranton often prowled the plane, ignoring the FASTEN SEAT BELTS sign, to chat with reporters. Once, he picked up the galley telephone, read over the aircraft loudspeaker system a lengthy statement that got far less attention than it deserved.

The Evidence. "Since in politics almost anything can happen from...

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