THE ALSO-RANS: The End of the Ride

As Ronald Reagan and Richard Schweiker sat side by side in the Governor's Kansas City hotel suite watching the presidential roll call, they looked almost as uncomfortable as they had three weeks before when they announced their partnership. There with them was TIME National Political Correspondent Robert Ajemian. His report:

Now freshly combed and suited up for a triumphal appearance they would never make, they still seemed an implausible pair. Ronald Reagan was surrounded by his gleaming staff of Californians, and so the anguish of the moment in which he finally lost...

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