Nation: Just a Republican

Republican Nelson Rockefeller was running hard, and not just for re-election this year as Governor of New York. In a round of Detroit and Washington appearances last week, Rocky hammered away at a thesis even more meaningful to the national election in 1964 than to his state's 1962 contest. He was, he insisted, neither a liberal nor a conservative—and Republicans ought to quit thinking about one another in such terms.

In Detroit, Rockefeller spoke to the Economic Club and posed smilingly with Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate George Romney (some Rockefeller followers were already talking hopefully about a Rocky-Romney ticket in '64). Proudly, he...

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