National Affairs: Internal Struggles

John W. Davis spent the week following his notification struggling with party organization in Manhattan and preparing his later speeches and his itinerary. At best, a national political campaign in America is but a temporary alliance of local units. The only permanent political organizations are the local ones. National party organizations give an appearance of permanence, but in reality partake rather of the nature of a loose federation which, to a certain degree, is brought into a closer union at election time.

It is an open secret at present that the Democratic National organization is weak, uncoordinated. Mr. Davis' selection of...

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