Nation: Return to the Wars

Richard Nixon returned to the Republican warpath last week, starting a 36-state, 150-speech campaign effort on behalf of Barry Goldwater. Before he left New York, Nixon confided that his main aim would be to fight off "the very real problem of Republican defection," and he had high hopes of success. Said he: "Johnson's support is very broad but very thin. Goldwater's support is narrower but deeper." But he recognized that Barry's political image needs polishing. "Goldwater must be depicted as a reasonable, calm man, and not as someone who has a bunch of...

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