National Affairs: The Beaver-Man

Partisans of Candidate Hoover last week publicly began what is to be a national indoor and outdoor sport for the next three months—delegate-counting. Of the 1,089 Republicans who assemble in June at Kansas City, a simple majority of 545 are all that will be required to nominate. But such simple majorities are seldom arrived at without preliminary complications. What with Favorite Sons and Uninstruction and the wishful valor of Candidate Lowden's friends, the height of Hoover optimism last week was 414 delegates, or 131 shy. And of these 414, only 45 were on-the-dotted-line,...

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