National Affairs: He Who Hesitates

Chester Bowles, ex-adman, ex-governor, ex-ambassador to India, is now an ex-aspirant for re-election as governor of Connecticut. And he is somewhat surprised; a year ago, the Democratic nomination seemed to lie in the palm of Bowles's big, friendly hand.

When Bowles returned from India last summer to his handsome home at Essex, overlooking the Connecticut River, he wanted to 1) write a book, and 2) run against Republican Governor John Lodge, who beat him in 1950 by 17,000 votes. Bowles's book, Ambassador's Report, came out in January, but Bowles delayed an announcement of his...

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