The Nation: Sam for President

The most improbable presidential aspirant yet to surface, freewheeling Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty, did a bit of preliminary campaigning last week in New Hampshire at the behest of arch-conservative Newspaper Publisher William Loeb. At Manchester's Memorial High School, a senior named Kathy Sullivan disconcerted Yorty with a devastating question: "Los Angeles has serious problems with poverty, pollution, crime and racism. You have been there a long time. How do we know that the U.S. won't become one big Los Angeles if you are elected?"


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