The Nation: Travels with Nixon and McGovern

TIME White House Correspondent Jerrold Schecter recently changed assignments for a week to cover George McGovern's campaign. This is his report on the candidates' contrasting styles of campaign travel:

RICHARD NIXON'S The Spirit of '76 is always the first plane to take off and land wherever he goes. On a crowded evening, George McGovern's Dakota Queen II may be 15th in line on the runway. When The Spirit of '76 lands, reporters hit the ground running for the U.S. Army helicopters waiting to ferry them to rallies or halls where the President is to speak. McGovern's entourage has to make do with...

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