REPUBLICANS: Thin Pickings

It was not so much the defeat in the November elections (the Republicans were used to defeat) but the direful question: What was wrong with the Republican Party? Nobody knew. Pennsylvania's Republican Governor James Duff thought the party ought "to shed some of the aloofness we have." Harold Stassen was blunt. "The Republican Party is in a bad way," he said. "It is sort of like a football team sustaining a crushing defeat after having advanced the ball to the five-yard line." What Stassen thought the party needed was "a tremendous lot...

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