Politics: Who's Ahead in the Sixth Arrondissement?

Munich last week was going all the way with L.B.J. A Bavarian brass band clad in lederhosen oompahed California, Here I Come while lusty stein clankers wearing campaign hats and Johnson buttons roared out "Prosit!" But in Paris they were shouting for "Goldwater in '64" as Republicans gathered in a mirrored conference room at the Ritz and collected $1,000 in campaign funds at the first passage of the hat.

Across the Continent, Democratic and Republican enthusiasts were hard at work to garner the votes of more than half a million U.S. citizens,...

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