The Nation: Doing the Republican Jostle

There's life in the Grand Old Party yet

The 700 Southern Republican leaders cheered lustily last week when Ronald Reagan accused Jimmy Carter of signing a "fatally flawed" Panama Canal treaty. They applauded enthusiastically when John Connally charged that the Democrats stood for the three Rs: "retrenchment, resignation and retreat." They gave warm welcomes to Senators Howard Baker and Robert Dole. The purpose of the three-day meeting at Disney World's Contemporary Resort-Hotel at Orlando, Fla., was to discuss strategy for next year's elections. But the G.O.P. faithful eagerly took a sneak preview of...

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