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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, No. 25. October 8, 1968

Ted Kennedy 'Dithered'

Ted Kennedy 'Dithered'

"In journalistic terms there was 'a plot' to nominate Teddy Kennedy."

"But Kennedy's dithering lost him the nomination," Mr Barrie Watts said.

"He was unable to gauge his strength unless he declared, and he didn't declare,"

Mr Watts said a letter was sent by a Congressman to key state members of the National Committee, containing all the possible objections Kennedy might use to turn down the nomination."

Then followed the means of overcoming the protests.

"Kennedy's inaction was a great tragedy because he could have saved the convention," said Mr. Watts.