Voices Beneath the Harmony

Three prominent Republicans talk about the political future

Unlike the Democratic Convention, where the cheers were punctuated by occasional jeers, and struggles for the heart of the party were apparent on the podium and on the floor, the Republicans' conclave was a telegenic display of unity. But off-camera, the Republicans were more candid about the divergent currents that will determine the party's future. Presidential Pollster Richard Wirthlin, Kansas Senator Robert Dole and New York Congressman Jack Kemp were among the G.O.P. leaders and strategists who met individually with TIME's editors to discuss the changing Republican Party. Their main points:

Richard Wirthlin. For the...

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