CALIFORNIA: Hayakawa v. Tunney

If the script is implausible, the casting is more so. Tony, tall and suave young Democrat v. saucy, short and blunt old Republican. Young Democrat with twelve years' experience in elective office; old Republican with none. In the race between the Democratic transplanted Easterner and the Japanese-American-immigrant Republican, charges of racism are hurled—at the immigrant. Young Democrat is generally somber-suited, dark-tied, prim and proper. His opponent's jaunty tarn o'shanter has become a symbol for the unconventionality he savors in both dress and speech. It could happen only in California, and whether...

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