National Affairs: Crusaders and Apostles

While the "regular" Republicans were preparing a list of issues for the next campaign, Senator Borah, the leader of his own one-man bloc in the Senate, had something to say about the next election. Into a speech at Akron, Ohio, he ventured to inject two sentences—by a little rhetorical device dating back to the Roman Re- public—two sentences that caused no little stir in political circles. "I do not turn aside to discuss," said he with studied innocence, "third party movements. Such a movement is not impossible, not even improbable." This declaration he made in...

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