THE EX-PRESIDENT: Phantom of the Campaign

In Kansas City, it was the day that Gerald Ford was nominated; in San Clemente, it was a day much like any other for Richard Nixon. The ex-President played a leisurely 18 holes of golf with his aide, former Marine Colonel Jack Brennan; trailing them on the links were eight Secret Service men who did not have to worry about keeping crowds at bay on the lonely course at the Camp Pendleton Marine base. At the time that delegates were streaming into convention hall, Nixon's armor-plated black Cadillac, bristling with aerials and...

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