The Nation: The People on te Podium

"The more peace the better," says Arizona Congressman John Rhodes, who will serve as permanent chairman of next week's Republican Convention. "I'd like to have it as dull as the Democrats did." Rhodes is unlikely to get his wish. In fact, preventing the convention from degenerating into factional strife is the job confronting Rhodes and three other Republicans who will spend much of their time on the podium at the Kemper Arena. The four:

JOHN RHODES, 59, House Minority Leader, who, as permanent chairman of the convention, will have the power to recognize delegates and make rulings that could prove decisive. Rhodes...

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