Republicans: Fire from the Home Front

There was Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., off in his barbed-wire-protected Embassy tending to the war in South Viet Nam — and finding himself shot at from New Hampshire.

The reason was that Nelson Rockefeller was getting skittish about Lodge's presidential potential, particularly in view of recent polls indicating that more than 30% of New Hampshire's voters may write in either Lodge's name or that of Richard Nixon. Rockefeller backers have urged Lodge to disavow, in no uncertain terms, any New Hampshire hopes. Last week one Rocky aide was overheard telling the Governor...