POLITICS: The Headless Horseman

"I would like to look you in the eye and tell you that he wants to run," American Party Chairman T. Coleman Andrews Jr. told the 1,900 delegates to the party's first national convention in Louisville last week. "But he looked me in the eye and told me he was not physically able." Andrews then read a telegram from George Wallace in which the stricken Alabama Governor reaffirmed that he would not accept the nomination or a draft as the party's presidential candidate.

Wallace loyalists were having none of it, and vigorously mounted...