POLITICS: Winners and Losers

Even before Nixon's resignation, all Democrats and even some Republicans had good reason to rue the accession of President Ford. Now all that has changed. It will take weeks and months for the full political effects of Ford's presidency to become known, but by last week leading Republicans and Democrats were already busily assessing the post-Nixon political box score, trying to slot the winners and losers.

Since Ford will almost surely run for President in 1976, clear losers were those Republicans who had been cranking up for a run at their party's...

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