National Affairs: Salvage Job

There were all kinds of Democratic flotsam & jetsam washing about in the Republican flood — a lot of it eminently salvageable. The Solid South's brassbound, high-wheeled old vote-getting machine was hardly splashed, would obviously run as well as ever as soon as somebody chucked a few more corn cobs into the firebox. The Democrats still had the presidency, and the political beaches were littered with postmasters and bales of undamaged patronage.

Here & there, in almost all sections, successful Democratic candidates perched like flagpole sitters above the G.O.P. tide.

Wyoming and Arizona had...

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