Republicans: Beyond Ideology

Angered by the G.O.P. moderates' drive to oust Dean Burch, his hand-picked Republican national chairman, Barry Goldwater flared to a friend last month: "I may not be able to keep Burch in, but I'm sure as hell not going to let Rockefeller name Ray Bliss." Last week Barry strode onto the sunny patio of his Phoenix home to name Ray Bliss. Grimly Goldwater explained that at this week's meeting of the Republican National Committee in Chicago Burch could not expect the resounding vote of confidence he needed, and he would therefore resign...

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