Elections: What Wisconsin Mean

A month before the Wisconsin presidential primary, Democratic Governor John Reynolds knew he had trouble on his hands. That was when Reynolds, running as a favorite-son front man for President Johnson, heard that Alabama's Segregationist Governor George Wallace had filed against him. Reynolds promptly canceled a junket to Europe, flew to Washington for advice from Administration leaders, returned home to campaign for all he was worth. As the voting neared, he predicted that Wallace would get no more than 100,000 votes—but even that "would be a catastrophe."

By that standard, the outcome...

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