National Affairs: JUDGMENTS & PROPHECIES

"STUPIDITY" BRINGING REPUBLICAN DEFEAT

CLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND, 73, Arizona Republican National Committeeman, irreconcilable old guardsman and prolific, bestselling author (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), in a letter published in the Arizona Republic:

I BELIEVE we are facing an altogether unnecessary defeat in November—a defeat which elementary political intelligence could have made a sweeping Republican victory. Because of stupidity, ineptness, arrogance on the part of a few men who have been placed in positions of power we are going into this campaign, not with a compact army but with scattered regiments. What seems not...

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