Alabama: How George Did It

A narrow loss is always tough to take, but after their losing battle against George Wallace, the dejected campaigners for Alabama Governor Albert Brewer had more than ordinary cause for bitterness. "This state has not matured as much as I thought it had; we've got a hate state," complained George Bailey, one of Brewer's top aides. "This was the dirtiest campaign I've ever observed," said Brewer. "If it takes that to be Governor, then I'll pass it up."

It was a dirty campaign, as Wallace successfully resorted to a racist theme and pandered...

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