THE DELEGATES: Eve's Operatives

Gazing around the convention through her blue-tinted glasses, Gloria Steinem pronounced with satisfaction: "We've changed the population here. It almost looks like the country." What she meant was that women are 52% of the nation's population, and last week close to 40% of the convention delegates were women—a dramatic jump over their 13% representation at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Decorative as the women were in their bell-bottom trousers, miniskirts, jeans and hot pants, they were not there to be on display but to seek power. Except for a couple of setbacks, they...

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