The Nation: Reform Reconsidered

Party reform has brought more problems than the McGovern commission ever dreamed of when it laid down guidelines for the selection of delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Of the 478 delegates chosen to date, at least 220 are on slates that have been challenged by one aggrieved faction or another. The Democratic National Committee, which has the task of coping with the challenges, admits that it is bewildered. "I have this recurring dream," says Committee Official Robert Nelson. "It involves a small news story out of Miami describing the first lynching in the South in 40 years. I was the...

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