Elections: On to November

Contrary to most predictions, the 1966 primary elections were little affected by the obvious emotional issues of the hour. Huff and puff as they might, no candidates were able to whip up any meaningful support for antiwar protests. Nor was there any evidence of reaction against the Johnson Administration's Great Society legislation. There were no measurable swings toward either liberal or conservative sentiment; there was not even any contest between Kennedy Democrats and Humphrey loyalists. Nor did the new black-power militancy of the American Negro influence the voting to any great extent.

Last week's primaries—in which a substantial sampling of...

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