Nation: From Behind in the Stretch

Remember Silky Sullivan? A big, chestnut, three-year-old colt in 1958, he had a breathtaking way of staying 25 or 30 lengths behind and then, in the stretch, thundering up on the leaders while thousands roared, "Here comes Silky Sullivan." He didn't always make it, of course, but that made little difference in California, where they love a come-from-behind stretch runner.

That's the way it is coming into the stretch for California's June 2 Republican presidential primary. In their two-man race, Arizona's Barry Goldwater still seems ahead, but New York's Nelson Rockefeller, like Silky...

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