National Affairs: Let Us Face It

Republican Old Guardsmen had something besides poll figures (see Democrats) to worry them. Connecticut's Senator Raymond Baldwin was in their hair again. Husky, 54-year-old Ray Baldwin delights in needling those he labels the "stuffed shirts" of his party. As a freshman Senator, he frequently pricked the G.O.P. leadership, at times bluntly told it that its program would appeal only to voters who were already Republican.

Last week Senator Baldwin, a Willkieman in 1940, sounded his rebel cry in public. In an article in the American Magazine, he hit hard at "rock-ribbed ultra-conservatism" and at the record of the G.O.P. leadership in Congress....

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