The Nation: Ted Says No

What was Ted Kennedy up to? Two weeks back he set Democratic swivel chairs spinning by confiding to the Boston Globe's Martin Nolan that if his presence on a ticket headed by George McGovern would "make a difference" in Democratic chances, he would accept the vice-presidential nomination.

Cornered soon afterward by other newsmen, Kennedy obscured things utterly by saying that he was not available for either place on the ticket—but that nonetheless he would consider standing for the vice presidency if the Democrats could not win without him. "I would not exclude all...

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