Politics: Names, Addresses & Numbers

To hundreds of Young Republicans who snake-danced through their annual convention in San Francisco last week, there seemed but one 1964 presidential candidate: Arizona's Senator Barry Goldwater. The convention blossomed with Goldwater-for-President balloons, buttons—and babes. In a poll of 430 official delegates, Goldwater got 320 preferential votes, with but 40 going to the runner-up, New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller.

The Young Republicans are, by definition, young—and possibly immature. Yet it was a hard political fact that only a week before, Republican state chairmen, mostly veterans in the party wars, had convened in Denver—and they too had seemed strong for Goldwater....

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