DEMOCRATS: Metaphoric Morsel

As the 1956 campaign rolled into its preliminary stages, Democrats continued to dispute whether their line for 1956 should or should not follow the moderate tone sounded by Adlai Stevenson. But what would the line be if it were not moderate? New York's Governor Averell Harriman had a try at defining it and so did Michigan's Governor G. Mennen ("Soapy") Williams (TIME, Dec. 5). But both of them came over with a strident quality that reduced their effectiveness. Then, one day last week, the best non-moderate Democratic line to date was strung out...

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