Florida: Two Mistakes Too Many

Time to "take off the gloves," said Governor W. Haydon Burns after he failed to muster a majority in Florida's May 3 Democratic primary. Instead, he stuck out his chin. In last week's run off for the party's nomination for Governor, he first threw away the votes of a lot of rural whites. Then he proceeded to throw away the votes of a lot of urban Negroes. That still left plenty of Floridians, but not enough to save the presumably entrenched political pro from disaster.

Burns's first mistake was his unsubstantiated charge that...

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