THE CAMPAIGN: A New Majority for Four More Years?

FOUR more years! Four more years!" Shouted at rally after rally and in the convention hall, the Republican slogan was one that Democrats could handily turn into an ironic question: "Four more years?" Yet it neatly symbolized the certainty with which the Republican Party expects Richard Nixon, holding a commanding lead in voter preference over George McGovern, to win reelection. The margin is so great that the Republicans—especially the President—could well have treated their opponent with silence, as though he did not exist as a serious challenger.

But as the Republicans...

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