Politics: Support from the Guts

Have a lot of people underestimated George C. Wallace? His adroit performance last week left even the skeptics concerned about his effect on the 1968 election. "If you dismiss him out of hand as a clown in an Uncle Sam suit," said Political Analyst Richard Scammon, "you make a grievous error. He is a tough, competent, shrewd politician who has support within the guts of the American electorate—the low income white voters."

Under a sign exhorting "Stand Up for America," Wallace mounted a rostrum at the Pittsburgh Hilton to address his first Northern...

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