Nation: Through the Eye

Advancing on Manhattan last week to accept the New York Board of Trade "Business Speaks" award, Michigan's Governor George Romney admitted that he had a problem. He wanted to avoid all discussion of himself as a possible candidate for the G.O.P. presidential nomination, he said. But how was that possible?

Romney confided that he had put his research staff to work for three weeks, digging in search of strictly non-political material. So what happened? "They went through all of the newspapers carefully in search of material, only to find that when they excluded everything that Barry Goldwater, Nelson Rockefeller and President Kennedy...

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