Politics: All Over? Or Just Starting?

POLITICS All Over? Or Just Starting?

Last July, immediately after the Republican Convention in San Francisco, the political consensus was that Barry Goldwater would do better against Lyndon Johnson than most people had thought. This week, after the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, there is a feeling among observers that the election is all but over, and Johnson will re-enter office with mandate enough to do almost anything he pleases.

The new consensus stems from the obvious fact that never in recent political history has one man held such sway over a major American political party. At Atlantic City, L.B.J. was in total...

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