U.S. Affairs: Left Wing Triumph

The reverberations of Governor Dever's keynote speech had scarcely died away, before the Democrats were locked in a bitter struggle. Contests over rival delegations from Texas and Mississippi were made the excuse for the fight—but the cause lay far deeper.

Most of the Southern Democratic leaders resolved many months ago not to encourage a repetition of the 1948 Dixiecrat revolt from the party. Instead, they hoped to mobilize their minority strength in such a way that the majority would listen to their pleas for compromise and consideration on both the platform and the choice...

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