Nation: Verdict on the Florida Judge

After the Senate rejected Judge G. Harrold Carswell for the Supreme Court, Carswell decided to run for the Florida Republican Senate nomination with the motto: "This time the people will decide." Last week they did so—resoundingly. They gave 62.7% of the primary vote to Carswell's opponent, Representative William Cramer.

The result was unsurprising because Carswell early in the campaign had made a strategic blunder: he banked on forcing Cramer out of the race because of his own sudden prominence and because of Southern indignation over the Senate's Supreme Court decision. President Nixon as...

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