Newspapers: Out of the Doldrums

"Hallelujah!" sang the New York Herald Tribune. "The reluctant candidate not only came out of his Harrisburg shelter, but he came out swinging." Short days before, convinced that Barry Goldwater was about to be nominated, the Trib had despaired for the Republican Party. But now that Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton had put himself in the ring at last, there was cause for rejoicing. Scranton, said the Trib, "has just the qualities needed to halt the party from its headlong gal lop toward doom." In the general press sigh of relief at the...

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