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WASHINGTON-The Economic Pivot

ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY Annual Number January 1971 WASHINGTON The Economic Pivot WILL President Richard Nixon be a one-term President? Has ho run out of political steam? What are his chancer of getting re-elected? The soothsayers are slowly getting into action. The New York Times some time ago suggested that the Republican Party might ditch the incumbent President and choose Governor Nelson Rockefeller as the candidate for 1972. This might sound far-fetched, but it is very unlike the paper to hint at such an eventuality without sufficient reason. The story is intriguing, and was evidently inspire ed. It is not common practice for a party to show its leader in the White House its displeasure, by voting him out. At least, it has not happened yet in this century. But the rumblings in the air are real; and Nixon has been showing that he is vulnerable.

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