CAMPAIGN: Straightaway

Last week's elections cleared the way for next year's presidential campaign. Twelve solid months of national politics stretched ahead without break or turn. Down the perspective of time stood the following major political events in sequence: i) meetings of the two national committees this winter to select next year's convention cities;— 2) preferential primaries in 20 States, beginning early next spring to instruct delegations to national conventions for this or that presidential candidate; 3) covert and continuous scrambles in all States to control convention delegations; 4)...

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