National Affairs: Thunder & Rainbow

"I've been getting up this early every day for the past year—it's standard practice," said a cheery Adlai Stevenson into the microphones at Chicago's Midway Airport. The time was 8:15 a.m. At his side, Estes Kefauver chimed in: "I don't usually get up this early." But, added Estes, "I'm going to do so to accommodate my wonderful running mate."

With that exchange the Democratic nominees took off on an exhausting 5,032-mile air tour to confer with party leaders from 34 states at five regional meetings. Democratic planners thus hoped to get a head start...

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