Manhattan Attorney Richard Nixon, 50, relaxed, settled back on his office sofa, and for some 50 minutes talked freely to TIME'S New York Correspondent Nick Thimmesch about the 1964 Republican presidential nomination.

CONTRARY to what the pundits say and write," he said, "it's what others have done which has caused this Nixon talk. The others [Goldwater and Rockefeller] are active and running. I'm not. And it's because there is disillusionment with Kennedy. The election results in the major cities are a storm signal. So there is the possibility Kennedy could be beaten, and this is an increasing possibility. As this possibility increases,...

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