COLUMBIA - During a 1960s election for president of the board of aldermen in St. Louis, the Republican candidate unexpectedly won the race. When a reporter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch researched what had happened to swing the votes, many cited a political cartoon that portrayed the Democratic candidate tiptoeing up steps toward a dark city hall with a black sky overhead , carrying his shoes. The caption read "Coming into the home stretch."
A century of political cartoons
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