The Populists didn't achieve governing power?! They elected governors in a half-dozen states. They controlled several state legislures and elected dozens of other statewide officials.They controlled hundreds of counties, elected thousands of local government officials that ran townships and small cities.
Anyone who studies history knows that they did, in fact, acquire a substantial share of political power in the nation.
Then they took over the Democratic party!
John D. Froelich
Upper Darby, PA
Jul 26 2007 - 6:15pm