WANTED: Ambitious young Democrat, slightly left of center, resident Eastern U.S., effective social presence, proved political success, Protestant. World War II record highly desirable but not imperative. For pleasant, remunerative ($20,000-a-year) position, easy hours, opportunity for advancement, apply Democratic National Committee, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Until last November, even such a classified ad would hardly have lured a vice-presidential candidate to the Democratic ticket for 1948. But by last week, with Democratic hopes for victory still on the post-election rebound, headquarters could count on a swarm of prospects, who well remembered...

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