On Nov. 5, while most Democrats were grieving over the outcome of the presidential campaign, Adlai Stevenson lamented Republican William Stratton's victory in the Illinois gubernatorial race. Half to himself, the defeated Democratic presidential candidate said again & again: "I know I could have been elected governor."

Last week Stevenson repeated the same thought in another way. In his farewell radio speech as governor of Illinois, he said: "I would like to talk to you about ... all the things that have made these four relentless years in Springfield the best in my life. You would understand better then why...

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