DEMOCRATS: Party Twang

Democratic National Committee members had no sooner gathered in Washington for their first meeting since the 1958 elections than California's Stevensonite Paul Ziffren drew the battle lines. In view of the sweeping national character of the Democratic election victory, said he in effect, the party had better forget its Southern drawl in favor of a Yankee political twang. From that point on, the Democrats spent most of their time skirmishing over the issues of North v. South —with about the usual results.

The Southerners arrived in Washington determined to second the vote of the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee and...

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