CAMPAIGN: Hare & Tortoise

Phenomenal in 1938 was Robert Alphonso Taft's Ohio Senatorial victory over promising New Dealer Robert Johns Bulkley. Mr. Taft was phenomenally dull, phenomenally serious, phenomenally popular at the polls. Prissy, solemn, ponderous Mr. Taft was expected to fade away into the obscure routine of a freshman Senator. He didn't. He engaged in a series of radio debates with clever, Horace-quoting Democratic Congressman T. V. Smith of Illinois. Most people expected Mr. Taft to be skunked. But pollsters found the U. S. public voting for Senator Taft's serious, platitudinous remarks 2-to-1 over...

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