The Campaign: Mud at the Finish

In the final week, a barrage of personal charges further marred the undistinguished presidential campaign. First came the revival of some old charges that turned into a new attack on the integrity of Spiro Agnew. Then Hubert Humphrey was hit by a niggling accusation that raised questions about his probity. Both Agnew and Humphrey had well-founded rebuttals—though it was a little late in the campaign for rebuttals fully to catch up.

Question of Conflict. The charges against Agnew appeared in a New York Times editorial that denounced him for "clear and repeated conflicts of interest." The blast was based on...

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