REPUBLICANS: Revolt from the Center?

"People tend to want to follow the beaten path. The difficulty is that the beaten path doesn't seem to be leading anywhere."

Slightly apologetic about his boldness, Republican Senator Charles McCurdy ("Mac") Mathias told a group of Washington reporters last week that he may run as a "third force" independent for President. Reason: he fears both parties are plodding along a "beaten path" that leads toward winning elections — or losing them — but not to solutions of national problems. To be sure, the Maryland moderate's greater concern is over the course his...

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