REPUBLICANS: The Mourning After

Clearly shaping up in the G.O.P.'s grey mourning after was a three-cornered battle for party power. The combatants: Vice President Richard Nixon, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater.

Goldwater' Prospects. Far-out Conservative Barry Goldwater, who had campaigned faithfully for Nixon through the South, was the first to throw down the gauntlet. Said he hours after Nixon's defeat: "I want to figure in 1964—not necessarily as the top candidate. But I don't want Rockefeller in that spot." He tended to write off Nixon as an unemployed politician, figured that Nixon's...

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