Nation: Republicans: The Disenchanted

In an upper gallery of the Cow Palace, Maryland Republican David Scull, a candidate for Congress in the November elections, sat brooding as Barry Goldwater's juggernaut flattened the G.O.P.'s moderates. "Only a quarter of the country is Republican," scowled Scull, "and only a third of the Republicans are for Goldwater. That's about 8% of the country for him. I'm not going to leave the party, but I'm going to run an independent campaign."

Scull's figures may be open to dispute, but his deep gloom over the Goldwater nomination was by no means an isolated...

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