The Looking Glass: THE PEPCID PRIMARY

IS ANY CANDIDATE READY FOR THE NEW YORK CHALLENGE?

YES, THEY HAVE SURVIVED THE WINDY PLAINS OF IOWA, the frozen tundra of New Hampshire, the sparkling sands of Arizona's diamond desert. But now they go where no Republican presidential candidates have gone before: into a contested New York State primary. And, like explorers of earlier ages treading upon virgin land, they must confront a terrifying New York political ritual: the food.

The "melting pot" may be an old-fashioned description of New York, but candidates for high office are more or less required to ingest as much of this fare as they can physically consume. Call it "Rockefeller's Law."

In 1958...

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