Third Party: George Less Risible


George Corley Wallace's politics are about as new as "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!" yet even the Alabamian is helped by the electorate's prevailing en nui with familiar faces and conventional styles. He took his third-party candidacy on a six-day, 24-town swing through Massachusetts last week, drawing curious, generally friendly crowds of up to 3,000, despite ubiquitous hecklers. The latest Gallup poll showed that Wallace has steadily gained popularity not only in the Solid South but elsewhere in the country as well.

Simplistic to the point of demagoguery, his rhetoric is not...

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