The U. S. has a tradition that in time of great national stress, when the stars show evil portents and the U. S. is in danger, the nation always brings forth a savior, a leader, the Man On the White Horse.
Then, when the crisis is over, the ordeal survived, the strain relaxes. The parade turns a corner, the hurrahs jade away. After the Man On the White Horse always comes the Man With the Broom.
Whenever Robert Alphonso Taft, 50, of Cincinnati, Ohio, has run for office, the electorate has done two...