Primaries: More of the Backlash

This appears to be a great year for losers in U.S. politics. Last week, in Indiana's presidential primary, Barry Goldwater rolled up 260,557 votes, won all the state's 32 Republican Convention delegates. But who got the headlines? Why, none other than GOPerennial Harold Stassen, who got 104,200 of what can only be described as protest votes. On the Democratic side, Governor Matthew Welsh, a favorite-son stand-in for President Johnson, amassed 368,401 votes. But who got the headlines? Why, none other than Alabama's trouble-hunting Governor George Wallace, with 170,146.

Wallace campaigned in Indiana as "a man with a mission," spent about $50,000...

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