THE VICE PRESIDENCY: On the Slow Road

At his press conference last week, Gerald Ford reaffirmed his "strong support" for Vice President-designate Nelson Rockefeller. But later, when asked whether he would still nominate Rockefeller if he had it to do over, Ford replied uncertainly: "I think I would."

The President's hesitation may have derived from the sheer bulk of the information concerning Rockefeller's private business dealings rather than from any specific sense of wrongdoing. Last week the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Rules Committee began to wend their way through 2,300 pages of FBI reports on Rockefeller's past. At the same time, Rockefeller released...

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