Nation: More About the Backlash

"Look at that! Look at that!" cried Alabama's Democratic Governor George Wallace. Eyes fixed on a TV set, fist beating on the arm of his chair, he was watching early returns from the Maryland presidential primary at his Towson, Md., campaign headquarters. The cause of Wallace's excitement was that, for the moment, he was leading Maryland's Democratic Senator Daniel Brewster, a stand-in for Lyndon Johnson. But as the votes piled up, Brewster pulled ahead, finally won 265,713 to 214,029.

Even so, Wallace had taken 42.7% of the record primary vote, and he talked...

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