The Campaign: George's General

For months, George Wallace had been casting about for a running mate, often in pretty strange waters. He considered "Colonel" Harland Sanders, the fried-chicken king ("It's finger-lickin' good"). He looked over Paul Harvey, a right-wing newscaster, former Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson, and Orval Faubus, the ex-Governor of Arkansas. He nearly chose A. B. ("Happy") Chandler, the former Governor and Senator from Kentucky, but Chandler proved too moderate on the race issue. Last week, after jokingly warning reporters that "I'm full of surprises," he announced his decision: retired Air Force General Curtis LeMay.

The choice of LeMay, 61, who had...

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