POLITICS: Rocky Learns to Whistle Dixie

"This is not exactly Rockefeller country," Alabama Governor George Wallace wryly observed on the eve of the Vice President's trip to the South. But last week, in a mere two days of back pounding, arm squeezing and conservative oratory, Nelson Rockefeller managed further to blur his past image as a big-spending liberal and convince many amazed Southerners that he is really one of their own. In his two stops at Mobile, Ala., and Columbia, S.C., he did not eliminate the conservative opposition to his remaining on the ticket in 1976, but he...

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