National Affairs: The Bare Bones

Although there is no August lull for the candidates, there is one for the voter. While the nominees and their strategists are busily planning ways & means of getting the voter's attention and his vote, he can inspect the bare bones of the presidential campaign, the chief advantages that each party and its candidate have before the heavy speechmaking.

THE DEMOCRATIC ADVANTAGES

Arithmetic. Democrats outnumber Republicans roughly 11 to 9, and the political equivalent of Newton's first law of motion is that U.S. voters are hard to move from one party to another. But...

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