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He certainly did.
--a constituency and did he not do this apparently without
alienating whites to any great extent, or at least--?
Apparently he didn't alienate whites that would make a
negative difference in terms of this last election. He apparently
was very skillful. Maybe not quite as popular in the state as Kean
is in New Jersey, but from what I observed, and I've been going down
to Richmond frequently on a desegregation case, from what I gather
Robb is a very skillful, political operator.
I've read that some Virginia political analysts feel that had he
been eligible for a second term that he would have been swept in much
as Kean was.
It was said that there was something similar in their styles of
governing, of governance.
I suspect that he will have to be reckoned with on a national
scale in the Democratic Party. Democrats have been looking for new
faces, candidates in terms of the national political thing. Mr.
Reagan can't run again, and I suppose in the Republican side [George]
Bush or [Jack] Kemp--Republicans seem to be lining up their
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