Republicans: The Arkansas Traveler

As George Wallace was invading the North, Michigan's Governor George Romney, who also sees himself as a presidential candidate in 1968, was sounding out Republicans in the South —landing a few well-placed jabs at the itinerant Alabamian in the process. Speaking in Little Rock, Ark., to some 2,500 members of Governor Winthrop Rockefeller's husky new G.O.P., Romney emphasized the "vital importance" of the South's growing two-party system, and derided Wallace's talk of a third party as "tilting at windmills."

"Nothing sound and lasting can be accomplished by a third-party movement," Romney told...

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