The Nation: A Future That Is Up for Grabs

FOR weeks before the election that they lost so badly, a number of Democrats were engaged in some curious carryings-on. Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter was up in Chicago huddled with Mayor Richard Daley. Jean Westwood, McGovernite head of the Democratic National Committee, was down in Alabama chatting with George Wallace. George Meany and Senator Henry ("Scoop") Jackson were corralling votes, not for Nov. 7, but for Dec. 9 —the date of the next national committee meeting. Many Democrats were much less concerned with the election —which they took to be a foregone, forlorn...

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