WINNERS & LOSERS
As inflatable as balloonsand as easily puncturedpolitical reputations tend to rise dramatically, sink or even collapse at national conventions. Some who rose and some who fell last week:
JOHN CONNALLY, 59, was the most apparent loser. Usually a spellbinder, he hurried through a strangely flat address to an underwhelmed convention. His peroration was so gloomy that he sounded like a Texas Spengler: "How long this civilization, this free society of America will exist, I do not know."
He was scrubbed from vice-presidential consideration in the late rounds, and many moderate...