Nation: The Invader

There, of all people, was Alabama's Democratic Governor George Wallace, swaggering into Wisconsin.

What was he doing there? Frankly, he was out to harass the Johnson Administration by posing as a serious candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. By moving into Wisconsin's presidential primary fight, he also figured that he might even pick up enough segregationist votes to embarrass Governor (and Democratic favorite son) John Reynolds.

As even cheeky George Wallace might have expected, there were many Wisconsinites who were anything but happy to have him around. The Milwaukee Journal got off some potshots at him before he arrived, and three of the...

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