U.S. Affairs: Left Wing Triumph

The reverberations of Governor Dever's keynote speech had scarcely died away, before the Democrats were locked in a bitter struggle. Contests over rival delegations from Texas and Mississippi were made the excuse for the fight¬óbut the cause lay far deeper.

Most of the Southern Democratic leaders resolved many months ago not to encourage a repetition of the 1948 Dixiecrat revolt from the party. Instead, they hoped to mobilize their minority strength in such a way that the majority would listen to their pleas for compromise and consideration on both the platform and the choice...

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