The Nation: Lindsay Moves In

The cliché is the hat in the ring, but last week Democrat John Lindsay tossed in his political right hand, Deputy Mayor Richard Aurelio. Aurelio, the mayor announced, will leave city hall next month to explore further the prospects of a Lindsay presidential nomination. He will set up an office with a small staff and travel continually. Lindsay's decision whether to run, expected early next year, will be based largely on Aurelio's soundings.

Though not a formal declaration the move, Lindsay admitted, was "clearly a step toward candidacy." It was also a sign that the mayor has discovered enough backing throughout the...

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