REPUBLICANS: They're So Close

When a sprinkling of previously uncommitted delegates announced for President Ford last week, the switchover was heralded as a major event. To proclaim it properly, the chairman of the New York delegation even held court at a full-blown press conference in Washington. Yet in the harrowing, narrowing race between Ford and Ronald Reagan for the Republican presidential nomination, the hoopla was not all that excessive. So vital has every vote become that the solitary delegate holding out for Non-Candidate Elliot Richardson was won over to the Ford ledger last week when...

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