Through most of the campaign the Democrats had managed to keep matches away from their highly inflammable civil rights problem. But Democratic National Committee Chairman Paul Mulholland Butler struck some huge sparks on ABC-TV's College News Conference. "Those in the South who are not deeply dedicated to the philosophies of the Democratic Party will have to go their own way," he snapped, "take political asylum where they can find it, either in the Republican Party or a third party." Within hours, the landscape was bright with rebel fireworks that would doubtless enliven Democratic politics down through the 1960 presidential campaign.


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