Michigan: Trying to Drape the Albatross

Michigan Democrats would like nothing better than to hang what they call "the Goldwater albatross" around the neck of G.O.P. Governor George Romney. Although Romney, up for re-election this year, has pointedly failed to endorse Barry, neither has he disavowed him.

Last week Romney faced his gubernatorial opponent, scholarly Congress-man-at-large Neil Staebler, in debate before mostly Democratic delegates to a state A.F.L.-C.I.O. convention in Grand Rapids. In his opening remarks, Staebler set about trying to drape that albatross. Said he, in his high-pitched voice: "Romney is having a difficult time defending...

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