Last week the Republican Presidential preference primaries of 1936 were concluded with New Jersey. Not counting six States in which no serious Republican candidate was officially entered, the score of victory stood:
¶ William Franklin Knox won Illinois. ¶ Alfred Mossman Landon won New Jersey.
¶ William Edgar Borah won Wisconsin, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Oregon, West Virginia.
More important in politics than the score of victory is the score of defeat. By that score Senator Borah was practically eliminated as a candidate. He lost Ohio almost 2-to-1 to Favorite Son Robert A. Taft,...