Essay: WHATS NEW FOR THE GRAND OLD PARTY

NEARLY a year has passed since Senator Goldwater by no means singlehandedly turned the Republican Party into what was inevitably described as a shambles. Now a new national chairman is trying to tidy up; a new House leader struggles to present "positive alternatives" to the Great Society; task forces and study groups have produced dozens of party position papers; and here and there, like forget-me-nots pushing up through the rubble, Republican candidates are catching the public eye—and valiantly striving to grow into political sunflowers. And the state of the party is—a shambles.

There is a lot going on in the G.O.P.—and on...

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