National Affairs: A Shot Heard Far

The one Republican who inspires a thump of political kinship in the hearts of Virginia Democrats is Arizona's deep-dyed conservative. Senator Barry Goldwater. On a raid into the Old Dominion last week, Goldwater publicly assured Virginians that they could interpret the silence of their own Democratic patriarch, Senator Harry Flood Byrd, 73. about the Kennedy-Johnson ticket as "sufficient instruction'' to vote for Nixon-Lodge. In rebuttal, Virginia's Governor J. Lindsay Almond, sometime Byrdman who has gradually set up a separate camp of his own, spoke up for Jack Kennedy and seized the chance for...

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