Republicans: Salesman for a Cause

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There'll be a

Hot time

In the old town

Tonight.

It almost seemed like a nominating convention. The organ roared; there were banners, signs and demonstrators. Then, as 1,800 Republicans cheered, clapped and whistled, Arizona's Republican Senator Barry Goldwater walked onstage at the Coronado Theater in Rockford, Ill. It had been a long day—he had whisked through an afternoon of interviews, toured four factories, exhorted G.O.P. contributors at lunch and dinner—but Goldwater still seemed completely fresh.

Stabbing the air with a forefinger, Goldwater lashed out at the tractors-for-prisoners negotiations with Castro:...

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