Nation: Indiana: Codgerism

Hey, look him over,

He's your kind of guy.

His first name is Birch,

His last name is Bayh.

In the last two weeks of the campaign. Hoosiers heard little else on radio and television stations. That campaign song was the climactic effort by Democrat Birch Bayh, 34, to unseat three-term Republican Senator Homer Capehart, 65. And unseated Homer was. But it was less because of Bayh's jumpy theme-tune than because Capehart looked, talked and acted like an old codger.

Going for him, Capehart had experience, a recognized name, and a pretty good political organization. Going against him, he had the most ponderous manners and the...

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