POLITICS: The Kennedy Question

With George McGovern's delegates proliferating, many Democrats have assumed that he could be denied the presidential nomination only if a convention draft could be engineered for Edward Kennedy. But for months Kennedy has disavowed any interest in making the run this year—a reluctance that gained some emphasis after the shooting of George Wallace. But last week, by a series of delphic and almost flirtatious statements, Kennedy seemed to be inserting himself back into the 1972 race.

First the Boston Globe published a story speculating that Kennedy might accept the vice-presidential nomination on...

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