Third Parties: Irrevocably In

For months, Alabama's George Corley Wallace kept insisting that he would stay out of this year's presidential race if either major party nominated a man satisfactory to him. As the Montgomery Advertiser dryly noted, however, the U.S. has not produced such a man since John C. Calhoun, the champion of Nullification and states' rights, who "unfortunately has not been available since 1850." Bowing to the inevitable, Wallace flew up to Washington, D.C., last week to announce at a press conference that he will run for the job himself under the banner of...

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