The "Moral Victory" of the Republicans

V. 0. Key, Jr
December 1954
New Republic;12/6/54, Vol. 131 Issue 23, p9
This article focuses on the results of the 1954 election in the United States. The defeat of Republicans was termed as their moral victory. This interpretation has the virtue of being both comforting to the losers and consistent with the contrast between the actual event and the expectations on all sides. The significance of the 1954 results lies in the forceful display of the continued existence of a wide gap between the following of the Republican Party and the strength of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower. The 1954 election suggests that the Republican Party has not yet succeeded in closing the 1952 voting gap between itself and the general Eisenhower.


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