Nation: Rocky's Running Start

As the only avowed Republican alternative to Goldwater, New York's Rockefeller figures that his fortunes can only go up during the next few months, and he certainly means to take advantage of his situation. Last week, just a few days after his formal announcement of candidacy, he was sprinting down that presidential track as though he already had the nomination in hand and the general election would be held tomorrow.

He chartered a couple of airliners to bring 42 Maryland Republicans to Manhattan for lunch, won a barely hedged endorsement from Baltimore's Mayor Theodore...

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