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'We Don't Want the Pope Running the Country'

March 1, 2010 |  8:00 am



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“I’d Like to Examine This Young Woman!”

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March 1, 1960: Samuel Lubell focuses on Vice President Richard Nixon in his survey of Southern voters and dismisses Democrats' chances, but there's a more complicated portrait of the South buried a few paragraphs further into the story. 

Look at the sampling of quotes: "The Supreme Court has made its decision and it makes no difference who is president" …  "There isn't any difference between the Democrats and Republicans on segregation" …  "No candidate will agree with the South" and "The South can't win. The rest of the country is against us."

And how about the quote on Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) “We don’t want the pope running the country.”




March 1, 1960, Sink the Bismark

Opening tomorrow: “Sink the Bismark!”

 
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Among Democratic contenders, Sen. Lyndon Johnson (D-Texas) pulls the most strongly in the South. But even he is looked on with considerable distrust as “just another liberal.” 

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march 1, 1960, Civil Rights 


The Supreme Court clears the way for full enforcement of the Civil Rights Act.


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