Republicans: Hypothesis Unbound

Inside the bargain-rate, $200-a-month Lansing office, filing cabinets bulged with letters from well-wishers, and a few recently acquired tomes on Viet Nam occupied an unpainted bookcase. Situated in a tumble-down neighborhood four blocks from the Michigan state capitol, Governor George Romney's new head quarters — formally dubbed the "research center" — clearly had nothing to do with state business. The working hypothesis, of course, was that the Republican presidential nomination was within Rom ney's reach. However logical that as- sumption might seem, it was being undermined with empirical assiduity almost half a...

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