Nation: Politics: They're Off and Running for 1970

IN a purposely transparent charade, the President invited newsmen into his oval office while he and Texas Congressman George Bush chatted out of ear range. As they shook hands, Richard Nixon raised his voice to say, "I wish you luck." Then the handsome Texan flew off to Austin to announce that he was a candidate to unseat Democratic Senator Ralph Yarborough. No endorsement had actually been made, but the message was clear: Bush was the President's man.

In California, San Francisco State College President S. I. Hayakawa said that he had made up his...

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