The Nation: Brooke Talk

But Agnew is by no means home free for '72. His standing will have to improve in the polls if he expects to remain on the ticket. Agnew faces another minor hurdle. Seeking to make the most of Muskie's candor in saying that he did not want a black on the ticket (TIME, Sept. 20), Nixon noted that Edward Brooke, a black, had been elected to the Senate despite his race. Last week Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott went even further. If nominated to be Vice President, Ed Brooke, said Scott, would "bring more votes to the ticket than he would...

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