The South: Coy, with Clout

The coyest and most courted region in the 1968 election season is the South.

The Old Confederacy and the Border States nominated the Republican ticket, and will shape its campaign. The winds from Dixie make Hubert Humphrey the Democratic pacesetter and will similarly trim his sails into November. Thus, to the naked eye, the South appears to have risen again. A closer look does not quite bear out the more sweeping assumptions about Southern power, but Dixie has indisputably earned the attention it gets.

More than any other area, the South has been...

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