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Republicans Fight Over Party Platform

July 25, 2010 |  2:43 am

Los Angeles Times file photo

July 25, 1960: Vice President Nixon greets well-wishers in Chicago.

July 25, 1960, Times cover

July 25, 1960, Editorial Cartoon  

Cartoonist Bruce Russell is sure the GOP has the election in the bag.

July 25, 1960: "The issues that shaped the Republican Convention were those forced on it by Nelson A. Rockefeller.... whether he meant to or not, Nelson Rockefeller was summoning the Republican Party to repudiate the administration and policies of Dwight D. Eisenhower before the Party faced the nation in November."

-- Theodore H. White, "The Making of the President 1960"  (Page 191)

Times Political Editor Kyle Palmer says: “The transition from Eisenhower to Nixon will entail changes greater than many have realized or expected, but from all indications the break will represent no great fundamental changes in philosophy. Nixon is a younger more politically acute leader. He has seemed during his relatively short time in national politics to have a sort of genius in political action.”

On the jump, a caption writer pokes humor at some Native Americans who were honored at the GOP convention. Plus more photos and an item by James Reston of the New York Times.

July 25, 1960, Indians 

Kyle Palmer

July 25, 1960, Kyle Palmer

July 25, 1960, Goldwater

Los Angeles Times file photo

Dotty Fancher and Kent Courtney display petitions for Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater as the Republican presidential nominee.

July 25, 1960, James Reston

July 25, 1960, Reston