National Affairs: Epitaph?

The man himself was still there on the sidelines, refusing to campaign but admittedly available in case of a convention draft. The loyal, devoted, hopeful friends of 1952 and 1956 were still loyal and devoted—but no longer very hopeful. By last week Democratic politicos and amateurs alike were generally writing off Adlai Stevenson as a serious possibility for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination.

The best indication of Stevenson's fadeout came from Attorney James Doyle of Madison, Wis., a longtime Stevenson friend and advocate, who last fortnight sent out word of an important press conference to announce the formation of a national draft-Stevenson...

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