Nation: Issues That Lost, Men Who Won

THE essence of the campaign was there on the three networks in 30 minutes of election-eve prime time. The Republicans bought the first quarter-hour to rerun Richard Nixon's speech at a Phoenix rally two days earlier. The Democrats purchased the second segment to present Senator Edmund Muskie, speaking from a study in Cape Elizabeth, Me. The contrast was telling.

The President was agitated, stern in a noisy setting, and the victim of a bad television tape. His subject was the San Jose stoning, an atrocity already condemned...

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