Brig. General Charles H. Cole last week made the painful discovery that a State convention cannot always deliver Massachusetts Democracy in the primary. No candidate for Governor of that State ever entered a primary campaign with better patched fences, stouter political lines than General Cole. Governor Ely was for him. Senator Walsh was for him. The deathlessly faithful following of Alfred Emanuel Smith was for him.

James Michael Curley also wanted to be Governor of Massachusetts. A charter member of the State's For-Roosevelt-Before-Chicago Club, that jolly, apple-cheeked Irishman was routed at the Democratic...

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