National Affairs: Inflexible; Flexible

Near-candidates, like near-beer, seldom satisfy the public. Wrinkles, furrows, creases and downright ruts have carved their way across William Edgar Borah's face as, during the past generation, his perpetual near-candidacy for President got him nowhere. Last week with the recklessness of 70 years he decided to change his tactics, to step out, not as a full strength beverage, but as a sort of 3.2% candidate. Surely after so many near-attempts, he was entitled to have one final fling at intoxicating the public.

Down to Washington traveled a Republican delegation from Wisconsin to ask...

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