The States: The Inaugurals

Their right hands raised, their hopes displayed either in the determined set of their jaws or the shine of their smiles, 17 U.S. Governors (out of 35 elected or re-elected in 1962) took their oaths of office. Among them were two pre-eminent possibilities for the 1964 Republican Presidential nomination: New York's Nelson Rockefeller and Michigan's George Romney. The contrasting styles of their inaugural addresses gave a fascinating glimpse of the vast difference in their political situations.

Anyone who had any lingering doubt that Rocky was already off and running toward '64 could...

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