Nation: Among the Others

> Former Vice President Richard Nixon, celebrating his 51st birthday, said of his political role: "I'm staying not on the sidelines but in the thick of the battle." His main concern, he said, was to see that the G.O.P. gets the "strongest possible candidate," and to that end he was "prepared to make any sacrifice"—which most observers took to mean that he would give up his law practice and run. Meanwhile, the Gallup poll showed him leading all others as of now. >Before Washington's National Press Club, Michigan's Governor George Romney was asked...

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