The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 1968 · Page 9
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 9

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Palm Beach Post, Friday, Nov. 8, 1968-9 Parties Remain Stable REPEAT OF A SELLOUT yS jit, vV toJr BR How would you like to sleep on a bed of roses? Modern-age and Serta, makers of Perfect Sleeper, now offer their famous "Rose Petal" innerspring and foam rubber sleep sets at spectacular sale prices. "Rose Petal" feels as good as it looks because it has extra firm posture construction and every health feature possible through sound engineering and quality craftsmanship. The quilted floral "Rose" ticking is almost too pretty to cover. The sale prices give you an exceptional buy on quality "Serta" bedding. We suggest you hurry in as quantity is definitely limited! . 4 & ' ' (C ) I9H New York Tlmm Ne Srrvlrr NEW YORK The nation's two major political parlies, buffeted by a year of outside challenge and internal shock, emerged from one of the closest presidential elections in history in a surprising stale of stability and order. The Republicans captured the prize, their second presidency in the past 36 years, but they had to share the power with a stubborn Democratic party that fought spiritedly to hold on to the White House and retained substantial majorities in both houses of Congress. In national victory, the Republican party became infinitely more powerful, but no material changes in its character or composition appeared evident on the basis of the forces that combined to elect Richard M. Nixon over Hubert H. Humphrey. It was not a Republican candidate or organization that had experimented with a new face; it was a party that prosecuted more vigorously and successfully an eight-year-old plan to bolster its traditional minority with some city-dwellers and Southerners. The Democrats, pulled from one side by the new left and from the other by George C. Wallace, defied predictions that it would fragment under pressure and force a re-alignment of the liberal and conservative political forces. In fact, the old Democratic coalition of minorities, organized labor and liberals, though weakened by the departure of disgruntled farmers, hung together successfully. While the Wallace campaign cost the Democrats heavily In some states, the two-party system appeared to have sur-vivied its most serious challenge in a half-century since Wallace got something under 12 percent of the vote. Both major parties had feared that Wallace might run up 20 per cent of the vote or more and establish a political base outside the Deep South for use in a 1972 presidential campaign. But, with Wallace winning Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi against divided opposition, the regulars concluded that the new party did not constitute a serious threat. The Republican victory, climaxing a highly organized and disciplined campaign, followed the plan Nixon outlined early this year. In 10 Nixon carried 26 states and lost the election to John F. Kennedy by 112,0110 popular votes and S4 electoral votes. In 1S he vowed to carry all those stai ns and three or four more big .'nough to make up the differer ce. This strategy did not involve any radical departure from the previous Nixon campaign, such as an all-out assault on the Democratic East. It called for renewed work in the close states of 1960, particularly on the perimeter of the South. Nixon methodically achieved majorities in 24 of those states, missing only Maine and Washington. Then, he added Illinois, which he lost by 8,800 votes In 1960 and New Jersey, where the Kennedy margin was 22,000. North and South Carolina victories brought the Republican tally exactly to the 270 electoral vote majority needed, while Delaware, Nevada and New Mexico were frosting on the cake. (The electoral vote allocations were changed after 1960 to conform to population shifts, so the 1968 figures added to the 1960 Nixon total of 219 do not produce 280.) 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Mildew proof and odor free. KING -3 .' i) i ,' COMPARE AT 29995 according to samples of the Democratic vote on election night. Vice President Humphrey ran well with labor union members, although not as well as Lyndon Johnson had, presumably due to some Wallace defections, He got a solid Negro vote although the turnout was not as large as hoped In some cities. In the long run, most of the liberal followers of Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy returned to the Humphrey fold, or the vice president could not have carried New York by more than 1")0,000 and come within 170,000 in California. One limiting aspect of the Republican success was the fact that Nixon's 43 per cent of the vote constituted the smallest mandate for a president since Woodrow Wilson was elected In the three-way contest with 41.9 percent. Politicians anticipated that Nixon, for precisely the opposite reason as President Johnson, would become a practitioner of concensus politics, trying to build broad support for his programs and himself. 1x1 Sound like arithmetic to you? It l not! Thit n newtpaper talk for a 1 column by 1 inch ad. Think il l too imall to bo noticed? You're reading it . . . . . aren't you? Pot-Timot Ad-vertiting. poy! 219" IEQ95 vffiray a r f COMPARE AT PALM BEACH 450 MALL o OPEN MOM., THURS., FRI. NIGHTS o phone 683 - 5630

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