The Nation: The System Is Good1

A veteran observer of political conventions, TIME Correspondent Hugh Sidey toured the convention floor at Miami Beach and offered these reflections on 1972's breed of Republicans:

THEY marched out of those ads that Henry Ford runs for his cars. They came from the families that Polaroid tells about at Christmas time, a little overweight and a little overhappy. They arrived in Hart, Schaffner & Marx, with burnt orange by Arrow. Their jaws seemed firmer, teeth bigger and whiter, complexions clearer, shoulders wider, backs straighter than the Democrats',...

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