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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, November H, WO THE UTHBRIDGS HWAIB 7 SHOP DOWNTOWN Pre DURING THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSN. Muskie undoubtedly strengthens claim to Democratic nomination By WILLIAM MILLINSHIP London Observer Service VVASHNIGTON One vivid and unexpected image stands out from the uproar and vicious innuendo that preceded last week's American election. It was the contrast between President Nixon and the Democrat spokesman, Senator Muskie, when they appeared in that order on television on the eve of poll. The first ranted and gesticulated on black and white film before a cheering crowd at a Republican rally, the recorded sound so poor that Mr. Nixon's words could scarcely be heard. The second spoke with quiet authority (and in color) from Ms home state of Maine. He dismissed with controlled anger the insinuation that the parly that had suffered from the assassination of and Robert Kennedy would "favour violence and champion the wrongdoer." He said: "We must deal with the symptons strive to prevent crime, halt violence and punish (he wrongdoer. But. we must also look for deeper causes in the structure of our society." Tiie stock Martian would probably Jiave assumed he was watching President Muskie and some slightly hysterical challenger, fighting desperately against almost certain defeat. The dash on television probably came too late to have much influence on an election in any case decided to a large extent by local issues and personalities. It could have a lot to do with the presidential election of 1972. Senator Muskie has undoubtedly strengthened his claim to the Democratic performance has also helped to persuade Democrats that their party, for two years lead-erless, demoralised and impoverished, could win in 1972. The sudden improvement in Democrat morale appears one of the most important results of this week's election, which in terms of political mathematics was inconclusive. This absence of any clear swing after such a bitter campaign demonstrated the massive eommonsense of American voters. They refused to be stampeded in any ideological direction. Ttey would not conform to any neat strategic blueprint. Tney showed increasing immunity to the packaging and sale of political candidates through the medium of 30-sec-ond television They zig-zagged their votes across party lines, in some a Governor from one party and a Senator from the other. They sent a couple more Republicans to the Senate, but gave the Democrats a majority of governorships. President Nixon declared himself pleased with the result. He now had "a working majority in both the House (of Representatives) and the Senate for national defence and also for foreign policy But there have been murmurs of disappointment from the White House beneath the pub-lie claim that the Republicans would have done far worse, if the President had not personally campaigned with such vigor. There is no way of proving this claim, while the measurable causes of rejoicing in the White House look small, compared with the energy by Mr. Nixon and the risks he has taken with his own prestige and the cohesion of his party. In the short term, he may well have less trouble from the rather more conservative new Senate. The Republicans made a net gain of at least two seals. In addition, Mr. Nixon can count on the support of James Buckley, elected in New York as an independent. Vice-President Ag-new has also coolly welcomed to the "working majority" Mr. Lloyd Benlsen, a conservative Democrat who won the senatorial race in Texas, in spite of Mr. Nixon's strenuous efforts in favour of the Republican candidate, George Bush. In the ideological shift, some of the President's most prominent critics in the Senate have disappeared. Senator Yar-borough of Texas lost to in the primary election earlier this year. On Tuesday, Senator Gore lost in Tennessee, Senator Tydings in Maryland and Senator Goodell, the only Republican on Mr. Agnew's "radical-liberal" list, in New York. During the campaign, Mr. Nixon pointed out that, since the Senate did not vote along strickly party lilies, it had gone against him On several crucial occasions by only one or twa votes. Even a small change in ideological balance would therefore make all the difference. Assuming that the new Senate does give President Nixon the co-operation he hopes, the price he has paid seems disproportionately high. His standing as a master political strategist has been undermined. The White House be knomi that Mr. Nixon himself planned the Republican national campaign and that Vice-President Agnew acted on his orders. Mr. Nixon behaved as if he had some philosopher's stone that would turn the real and deep anxieties of Americans into votes for the party. This simply did not work. The country did not accept the logical conclusion of the Nixon argument thai crime, violent protest drugs and all the other afflictions that make up Ihe "social issue" would be solved simply be electing a Republican majority In Congress. There was also little to show for tiie famous Southern strategy. The Republicans did well in Tennessee, but success there did not compensate for setbacks in other southern and especially In Florida, Mr, Nixon's second home. Mr. Nixon may have won enduring gratitude for his effort on the local level, especially in stales where he courageously tried to help Republican candidates who had little hope o( election. Nationally, lie has set up serious strains within the party. The cold-blooded purgo of Senator Goodell was not simply an isolated case of expedient disloyalty. Liberal 'Republicans see it more seriously as a symptom of a deliberata altempt to narrow the party's ideological span, and fhis i n pursuit of strategies which this week were namely a conspicuous success. Mr. Nixon also took grava risks with his personal credibility as President. He did not suffer only in comparison on one occasion with Senator Mm-kic. FEATURING THE FINEST LINE OF TOYS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA SPECIAL IRONING BOARD COVER SET 10 HEAVY DUTY LARGE GARBAGE BAGS 39c Reg. 69c. GREAT PRICE GET READY FOR WINTER! WINDSHIELD WASHER ANTI-FREEZE Reg. 1.65. GREAT PRICE SPECIAL ASPIRIN BUY BAYER 100 Mr 66C GAS LINE ANTI-FREEZE Reg. 85c. 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