Republicans: Act III

It was not the most felicitous of announcements. The rhetoric rambled, the explanations were grandly nonexplicative, the answers to newsmen's questions sounded almost surrealistic in their unresponsiveness. But, as a Hamlet without a Shakespeare, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller did manage to make clear in Act III of his off-again, on-again presidential campaign that he had finally reached a decision. Then, on the very day that he proclaimed his "active candidacy," New York's Governor captured Massachusetts' Republican primary without even trying, followed up with a socko first day of stumping in Iowa. While...

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