National Affairs: Target: the G.O.P.

When Adlai Stevenson showed up last week in Charlotte. N.C., newsmen noted his heavier tan and lighter humor (compared to his showing in Miami last month), but few other apparent changes. If not running for office, he was at least a man in motion. He was still glad-handing party pols and casting pearly wit before crowds (on his bothersome kidney stone: "A subversive element"). It was only in his major speech, wildly cheered by some 3,500 Carolina Democrats, that a bigger change showed.

In his Miami speech, Stevenson had set his sights on Ike; the Democratic tar get for '54, he indicated,...

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