Nation: We Were Sandbagged

One of the decisive events of the New Hampshire primary was the strange spectacle of an angry Ronald Rea gan confronting a flustered George Bush on the stage of the Nashua High School gym, while four other candidates jos tled behind them like hapless losers in a game of musical chairs. When the four stalked out, one of them, Representative John Anderson, summed up the group's protest: "The responsibility for this whole travesty rests with Mr. Bush." Countered Bush's New Hampshire campaign manager, Hugh Gregg, the next day: "We feel we were sandbagged."

Reaganites were admitting nothing, but there was evidence that...

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