DEMOCRATS: A Purebred No

As the campaign season progresses, the political varieties of "yes," "no" and "maybe" grow and multiply, and multicolored hybrids burst out all over the garden. Last week one of the leading prospects for the Democratic presidential nomination tried to produce his own home-grown species of the purebred "no." Illinois' Governor Adlai Stevenson, who was the Truman Democrats' favorite favorite son, said it as explicitly as he could: "In view of my prior commitment to run for governor, and my desire and the desire of many who have given me their help and confidence in our unfinished work in Illinois,...

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