The more things change, the more they stay the same:
“The platform conventions met soon after the primary, and both Democrats and Republicans adopted beautiful statements as innocuous as glittering generalities could make them. Both parties were for God, Mother and the Flag, and for more water in New Mexico (who isn’t?), and more industry. Both opposed sin and communism. Neither spelled out its hopes or hates in great detail.” pp. 617.
McMurray, Howard J. 1954. "The 1954 Election in New Mexico." The Western Political Quarterly, 7(4):pp. 616-620. Published by the University of Utah for the Western Political Science Association and available through JSTOR.
--- Stag Staff