THE CAMPAIGN: Coming Out Swinging

It was a helluva convention. It will be a helluva campaign. Moreover, it will matter, for it will give the nation a clear-cut choice between opposing economic and social policies that will influence America's course for decades. The Republican Party came away with one more, possibly last chance to sell its programs to the country and avoid a later, fatal schism or the danger of fading into insignificance.

Certainly it was the most dramatic convention since the Republicans in 1952 chose Dwight Eisenhower over Robert Taft; indeed...

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