The States: Support & Concern

Viet Nam was not on the agenda, but the war managed nonetheless to dominate conversation at the annual Western Governors' Conference in Las Vegas last week. While most of the twelve Governors present—six Democrats and six Republicans—endorsed the Administration's basic policy, many of them expressed misgivings over the conduct of the war and the future of the Saigon government. Most expressed concern about Viet Nam's repercussions on the November elections—in which nine of the governors will appear on the ballot.

Nevadans, said Democrat Grant Sawyer, host to the conference, favor a strong military posture, but are "upset over the possible fall...

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