As usual, the election meant many things to many people. A few:
¶ House Speaker Sam Rayburn: ". . . Under the circumstances ... a good endorsement of the Democratic Administration."
¶ New York Times: ". . . The national trend ... is indisputably Republican."
¶ Lame Duck Senator Millard Tydings: "I can't explain the defeat; I suppose . . .the national Administration was not popular."
¶ Lame Duck Senator Claude Pepper: Has to be interpreted as a gain for the conservative and isolationist forces in the country."
¶ New York Herald Tribune: ". ....