REPUBLICANS: A Fight of Their Own

On the eve of the 1972 Republican Convention in Miami Beach, where peace, harmony and utter boredom had been expected to prevail next week, a fight over party reform is now shaping up. With the memory of the Democratic open combat still fresh in the public mind, Republican reformers are aware that their convention procedures may seem to many voters antediluvian, so they are determined to take their case to the convention floor, not only to advance their cause but to enhance the image of Republicanism as well.

The case is a good one. The Republican Party has the aura...