Republicans: The Grand Old Game

Republican Nelson Rockefeller declined to talk about his presidential ambitions. Republican Barry Goldwater denied that he had any, weeks ago shrugged off questions about burgeoning Goldwater-for-President clubs with the remark:

"It's useless to try to stop this thing.'' Republican George Romney vowed that "there are no circumstances under which I will seek" the 1964 G.O.P. nomination —but, given the chance, he refused to take a Sherman.

At President Kennedy's press conference last week, a newsman noted the reluctance of the three most widely mentioned Republican possibilities to declare themselves, asked "if, to...

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