The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 185
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The Wilson Movement in Texas, 1910-1912 185
altogether. But the sweeping victory gave the Wilson move-
ment a new lease on life. Furthermore, it spelled the complete
overthrow of Bailey's domination of politics in the state. Bailey
himself had made his position in Texas politics a chief issue
of the campaign, and the rebuke he received at the hands of
Texas Democrats was heartening to progressives throughout
the nation. One editor not usually favorably inclined to Wilson
voiced the feeling of numerous Democrats when he declared
that "The waning of that brilliant but erratic star is cause for
congratulation to democrats all over the country"; it removed
a reactionary influence from the party's councils, and served
warning upon public officials "that genius and learning will not
be permanently accepted by the people . . . as a substitute for
honesty of conviction and fidelity to public trust."'
"INorfolk Virginian-Pilot, June 3, 1912.
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