Republicans: Toward a Broader View

"We are a defeated party with a defeated leadership," cried Idaho's Republican Governor Robert Smylie. "In that state of affairs no one should try to shackle the future with a harness that has already proved unworkable."

This was Smylie's way of demanding the ouster of Goldwater Aide Dean Burch as chairman of the Republican National Committee. In his sentiments. Smylie has plenty of Republican company. Thus Illinois' defeated gubernatorial candidate, Charles Percy, in a speech prepared for the National Association of Manufacturers' Public Relations Conference in Manhattan (Percy did not actually deliver...