As he headed West last week to speak at a Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Portland, Ore., Illinois' Governor Adlai Stevenson suddenly looked, to wistful brigades of Administration Democrats, like a presidential candidate all over again. He was not only on the ballot in Oregon, but he was traveling 1,900 miles to speak to the voters of the Pacific Northwest. No, cried Adlai, no, no, no, no. This line of reasoning was all a horrible mistake. He had agreed to make the speech months ago, and somebody had slipped his name on the ballot without his consent.

As soon as he...

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