National Affairs: Difference of Opinion

Henry Cabot Lodge seemed to be in a hurry. He burst out of his Hartford strategy meeting with Dick Nixon and only had an over-the-shoulder word for reporters yapping at his heels. "I gotta hurry or I'll miss a plane," he explained. "Besides," he added in the tone of a man who has just been set straight, "I'm No. 2 in this campaign, and I'm not trying to be No. 1."

The questioners persisted. Had the meeting considered the uproar over Lodge's pledge of a Negro in the Cabinet? Had he and Nixon discussed Lodge's lone-wolf stand favoring federal aid to parochial...

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