The Next Hurrah

Picking Presidents with care

"All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy," said New York Governor and Democratic Presidential Nominee Al Smith. The remedy is worse than the disease, replies former North Carolina Governor and now Duke University President Terry Sanford. Fearing that runaway democracy has made a shambles of the presidential selection process, Sanford last week announced the formation of a new bipartisan committee to promote changes in party rules in advance of the next election campaign. "You can't run this nation like a town meeting," said Sanford. "We...