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¬óbut 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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