Closing In on the Prize

After ayes from Texas and Tennessee, Mondale will be hard to catch

Davy Crockett once snarled at Tennessee voters who refused to re-elect him to Congress: "You can go to hell, but I'm going to Texas." Gary Hart was more polite last week, merely expressing disappointment over a bruising loss in the Tennessee Democratic primary before he, like Crockett, huffed off to Texas to try to rebuild his fortunes. But he wound up in the same place as ol' Davy: the Alamo.

Only metaphorically, of course, and not quite so conclusively. Still, results from...

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