Nation: The Lamb Who Won

By any practical, predictive standard, New York Democrats could only hope to find a sacrificial lamb to run against Incumbent Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Yet during one of the bleat-ingest, bloodiest party conventions in the state's recent history, four lambs battled each other all the way to the altar. The one who made it: Robert M. Morgenthau, 43, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and son of Franklin Roosevelt's longtime Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr.

Morgenthau had been hand-picked for the nomination by the high priest of Democratic pollsters, Lou Harris, who conducted a survey purporting to prove...

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