Republicans: Rocky's Rise

For a while last week it looked as if the G.O.P.'s Big Rs might all appear to gether at a conference on Medicaid in San Francisco. But the prospect was too political to please. When Nelson Rockefeller learned that George Romney had been the only other Governor to accept Ronald Reagan's invitation, he hastily canceled out. "I'm not a candidate," Rocky insisted. "I didn't want any misunderstanding." Reagan opened the conference, then flew on to other business before Romney arrived, fresh from his tour of ghettos in the Mid west. Finally, the...

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