POLITICAL NOTES: Psychology in Suburbia

One night last week, Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell quietly slipped into enemy territory and outlined a plan for psychological warfare. Before 300 well-groomed members of the Democratic Club of Evanston, one of Chicago's richest suburbs, Mitchell admitted that the party is in trouble in suburbia. While Democratic candidates pile up healthy majorities in such cities as New York, Chicago and Cleveland, they take a real walloping just outside the city limits. Adlai Stevenson's 161,000-vote margin in Chicago last year was more than erased by a 177,000 majority for Eisenhower in suburban Cook County, and Stevenson lost many a...

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