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LUCKNOW- Caste and Cane

November 16, 1968 be more hard-headed decisions, taken with greater firmness of purpose, than if Humphrey had pulled through. Nixon will have one major hurdle to face. The Republicans do not have a majority in the Congress. But this is not as big a hurdle as it prima facie seems. For, cross-voting is not uncommon in the US, and on many issues the southern Democrats find that they have more in common with the Republicans than with their fellow party men. But there is equally no saying how the Congress will behave if Nixon decides to by-pass it where possible. And an astute and capable Congress can seriously obstruct a President. Even Johnson, who had the reputation of being adept at this game, seemed latterly to have lost his sure touch.

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