National Affairs: The Word from Pat

One week after the Governor of the most populous state bowed out of the Republican presidential race, the Governor of the second abandoned any pretense that he was seriously running for the Democratic nomination. Said California's Edmund ("Pat") Brown in a West Coast paraphrase of Nelson Rockefeller's withdrawal (TIME, Jan. 4) : "To be a candidate for the presidency of the U.S. takes aggressive, active work, and they're not going to take a freshman Governor of California who has been in office a year, unless he does do some of the things that Rockefeller did. All I want...

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