National Affairs: Who Loves Happy Now?

"Everybody," bawled A. B. Chandler with cheerful immodesty while stumping across Kentucky last fall, "loves ol' Happy." When Kentuckians responded by electing him governor, it looked as though ol' Happy had things sized up about right. Last week the honeymoon ended. Unloving Kentucky Democrats unmercifully dropped Happy's hand-picked candidate for the Democratic senatorial nomination, ex-Representative Joseph B. Bates, 62. Winner by a resounding plurality of 81,000: Senator Earle C. Clements, the incumbent whose political career Chandler had promised to end.

Earle Clements' disruption of Happy's love affair with the people was predictable. In six short months as governor, Chandler had succeeded...

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