DEMOCRATS: Significant Glimpse

With a lot of noise and a little action, last week the curtain lifted—slightly—on the great political drama of 1956, the campaign for the presidency. The props were not set up, and some of the main characters were still behind the scenes, but the U.S. nevertheless got a significant glimpse of the players moving into their places.

The Chicago conference of 46 U.S. governors* provided most of the onstage noise and movement, and some perspective on the cast of characters in the two parties. On the Republican side there was no change;...

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