Sunday, August 18, 2013
Stevenson was a mere shadow of Truman
Ol’ Harry pored over Plutarch and the classics, and read and re-read his Bible; Adlai barely took time to crack open a book.
Stevenson was trounced twice by Ike: winning a total of nine states in 1952, and only seven states the next time.
(Bob Dole won 19 states, and McCain and Romney each carried more than twenty.)
What is stunning, however, is to see WHERE Governor Stevenson won. It was the region so maligned by liberals – the Deep South, the heart of the Bible Belt – that saved the bacon of Adlai the Unitarian, preventing a complete shutout!
Here is the 1956 map:
(Check out the similar ’52 results.)