U.S. At War: Showman and Scholar in Idaho

The two Idaho Democrats fighting for the Senatorial nomination in next week's primaries are a cowboy crooner and a scholarly country doctor.

Glenn Taylor calls himself Cowboy Taylor. Idaho never was much of a cowboy State, but it has a cowboy cult. Cowboy Taylor rides from town to town on horseback (rumor has it that he motors over the lonely stretches where voters cannot see him). He rides, says he patriotically, to save tires and gas.

His wife, Dora, and their son, Arod, travel ahead in a sound truck, to act as circus advance men. They all put on a show: Glenn...

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