The Nation: Hay for the Goats

George Corley Wallace's double-knit-clad workers do not talk about alienation. Their current word for the mood of the voters is "disenchantment." Another term at the Alabama Governor's Montgomery headquarters is "protracted politics"—not a bad description of Wallace's dogged, divisive presidential candidacy, now making its third appearance in eight years. Whatever it is, it is working: Hubert Humphrey edged him by a scant 5% margin in Indiana; George McGovern has carefully ducked him in Florida and Michigan, where busing is a hot issue; Scoop Jackson could never catch fire once Wallace got going....

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