The Nation: Westmoreland's Spring Push

In many parts of the U.S., General William Westmoreland's role as commander in the Viet Nam War would count against him in any try for public office. But in South Carolina, which abounds with hawks and military installations, that record is a definite plus—so much so that after he retired two years ago and returned to his home state, both parties courted him to run for Governor (TIME, Jan. 21). Westmoreland last week chose the G.O.P.

He is favored to win the Republican primary in June. "Politics are too important to be left to the politicians," he says in a...

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