Third Parties: Neither Tweedledum Nor Tweedledee

The scene possessed a grotesque impropriety. At the tomb of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., Alabama's George Corley Wallace, symbol of unregenerate Southern racism, reverently placed a wreath of red and white flowers. Said Wallace: "It's good to be in the land of Lincoln."

Lincoln land, along with many other areas in the North, seemed fertile ground indeed for Wallace's third-party candidacy. About 3,000 people greeted him at the airport in Illinois' capital city, many driving as far as 100 miles and waiting hours under a hot sun to hear him take out...

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