Campaigning For The New World Order
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down the safety valves, wire theaccelerator to the floor, break out theHadacol and drink a toast to P.T. Bar-num.This is it, folks. It is time for NelsonRockefeller's last stand. (And maybeAmerica's.) You see, Nelson Rockefeller of New York is sixty-six years old, and eventhough he looks a decade younger, theelection of 1976 will be his last chance tobecome President. By 1980, the former boywonder of the "Liberal" Republicans will beseventy-two years old — an age almostuniversally considered too advanced for thePresidency.
Time passes even more effectively than
Bob Griese. It seems like only yesterdaythat Nelson Rockefeller was the odds-onfavorite for capturing the 1964 G.O.P.Presidential nomination. Then he divorcedhis wife for a married woman and theensuing scandal knocked his Presidentialaspirations into a cocked top hat. But, it's along, long time from May (1964) toDecember (1976), and the days grow short
(for seeking political office) when youreach sixty-six. It's now or
never, and the deluge of propaganda hasbegun.
In order to free himself for an all-outcampaign for the Presidency, Nelson
Rockefeller resigned his post as governor of New York on December 12, 1973. Imagine
resigning as chief executive of the nation'seconomically most powerful state — a jobfor which he had arduously campaignedfour times, spending tens of millions of dollars! No Rockefeller would take such astep frivolously.
The former New York governor says heresigned in order to head up a factfindingcommission. Does anybody believe him?
Only those who believe the moon is made of refried beans. Not that the commissioninvolved is small potatoes. It originallycarried the grandiloquent title NationalCommission On The Future of America InIts Third Century, later modified to NationalCommission On Critical Choices. This"bipartisan" palanquin is supposed to bearacademic and political gurus to the heightsof Mt. Olympus, there in the clean, pure airof selfless idealism to arrive at "a clearersense of national purpose."
Conservatives were quick to point outthat the very idea of a
is acollectivist concept. A national purposerequires national planning, which by defi-nition supersedes individual planning. But
in a free country the purposes of individualscome first, and it is the role of thegovernment to protect the right of indi-viduals to pursue their
goals. As usual,nonetheless, such objections byConservatives were scarcely heard amongthe hurrahs emanating from the collect-ivists of the mass media.