Nation: Running Mate

The Goldwater press aide had been up almost all night celebrating his boss's victory. Now, as the telephone rang in his hotel suite, he struggled from bed, picked his way through a litter of empty champagne bottles, listened briefly and wearily. Before stumbling back to the bedroom, he told waiting reporters: "Okay, we've made it official about Bill Miller."

Who was Bill Miller? And why had he just been named as Barry Goldwater's choice for the Republican vice-presidential nomination? Republicans might be arguing the answers for quite a while.

As chairman of the Republican...

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