Republicans: The Brainwashed Candidate

Many Americans of late have altered their views about the complex and bewildering war in Viet Nam without feeling obliged to offer elaborate justifications. Politicians, too, change their minds, and the good ones do so with such grace that people hardly notice, or such logic that everyone understands. Last week Michigan's Governor George Romney offered so inept an explanation of his shifting views on Viet Nam that it could end his presidential ambitions.

Romney's judgment has never been noticeably clouded by the hobgoblin of little minds. He strongly endorsed the war in...

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