The Nation: Scoop on the Road

Senator Henry ("Scoop") Jackson admits that the Florida primary is crucial to his campaign for the presidency. TIME Senior Correspondent John Steele followed Jackson along the campaign trail to assess the man and listen to his cadences:

Steam from the huge mounds of spaghetti and meat sauce gently drifted toward the ceiling and softened the harsh fluorescent light in the crowded Lions Club in old Key West. The crowd chatter, much of it warmly spiced with Spanish-American syllabication, died. The speaker was a stumpy, smoothfaced man who was as far away from his home in Everett, Wash., as he could be. His...

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