Forum, Sep. 16, 1974

A Heartbeat Away—Too Close?

To the Editors:

Nelson Rockefeller Vice President?

President Ford must be kidding. The ex-Governor has failed in three attempts at another national office, the presidency. What is frightening is that Congress might forget this and confirm him. "A heartbeat away" is too close for comfort.

Glen Ashman Decatur, Ga.

How a man supposedly as intelligent and down to earth as Gerald Ford can pick Nelson Rockefeller for Vice President is beyond comprehension, unless he (Ford) has strings attached to him.

Why would anyone pick a Vice President who 1) wants your job...

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