THE NATION: The Inscrutable Independent

The off-year campaign of 1950 was utterly unlike 1946, when "Had Enough?" meant the same thing to everybody. In Colorado in 1950, the issue was a classic conflict between free-spending Fair Deal liberality and traditional, economy-minded Republican conservatism, with an able advocate on each side to make the case. Rarely were issues that clear-cut elsewhere. In New York, the No. 1 issue was an indiscreet letter written by an ailing old man (TIME, Oct. 23). In Ohio, the-question was whether Robert Taft should be replaced by an amiable mediocrity mouthing speeches written for him. In Wisconsin, it was "Communists"...