The Nation: Muskie: Maintaining Momentum

En route from New Hampshire to Florida, Senator Edmund Muskie relaxed, lighted up one of the three cigars that he permits himself a day, and discussed his views on the upcoming presidential campaign with TIME Correspondent Dean Fischer:

How do you feel about the announcement of your candidacy?

I think it was a little stiff and stern; yet it is difficult to work in a change of pace in an eight-minute speech. You can't very well start with jokes and in eight minutes get into a serious subject. But with respect to the basic question of what an announcement speech of this kind...

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