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UNITED STATES-Despite the Odds

 UNITED STATES Despite the Odds (From a Correspondent) hacks. The slogan was for a radical transformation of Democratic politics. On the face of it, it was an improbable venture, as much Utopian as quixotic, and the public opinion polls rn the beginning had rated McGovern's chances as next to zero. But the soothsayers have been .silenced. McGovern's young troupe brought off last week what, a bare three months ago, was being described as impossible. Hard work at the grass-roots, the candidate's sincerity, aversion on the part of the party rank and file toward the bosses, war- weariness, MeCovern's strikingly refreshing views on diverse social questions, each must have contributed to the Senator's success; it has been an astounding triumph. Against all predictions, he kept chalking up victories in primary after primary. By the time the convention had assembled at Miami Beach, his lead was overwhelming; not even some desperate, mean-minded manoeuvres at the last minute by his half-dozen opponents could stop him from going over on the first ballot itself.

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