Republicans: Down to the Tallest Tree

At first, backers of Arizona's Republican Senator Barry Goldwater figured that he had at least a 4-to-l lead in New Hampshire over New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller. But ever since, they have watched that margin melt away. First came the attrition caused by President Kennedy's assassination. Then more avowed and write-in candidates got into the race. Then Barry dispersed slapdash political ideas in a lackluster campaign. Now, with the presidential primary coming up next week, Senator Norris Cotton, who is Goldwater's New Hampshire manager, admitted that "anything above 40% of the...

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