Archive for September, 2005

September 28, 2005

If race was a major issue in 1958, being the racist candidate in 1962 was the only way to be elected Governor. With this issue in hand and Wallace’s love for campaigning and remembering names, he would have beaten anybody that year. Big Jim was really no match for Wallace because Big Jim had always […]

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September 21, 2005

The 1962 Governor’s Race really began in 1958. The Governor’s chair and the race for it was the big show in Alabama politics in that era. Being a U.S. Senator was secondary in Alabama politics. Governor is still probably the most important and glamorous political position, but it certainly was at that time. Television had […]

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September 14, 2005

When talk turns to politics in Alabama it usually leads to the Governor’s race. It does not matter if the Governor’s race is four years away, political gossip starts early as to who will run for Governor. In Alabama politics the Governor’s race is the race. As each new race approaches it is talked about […]

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September 07, 2005

As a young boy I would go down to the county courthouse and talk politics with my Probate Judge. He was a crusty old fellow and a veteran politician. He had been Sheriff and served one term in the State Senate prior to being elected Probate Judge. The Probate Judge position in Alabama in the […]

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