Democrats: Hints of Malaise

Upthink all the way was the intended theme as the Democratic National Committee and members of the Cam paign Conference for Democratic Women converged on Washington last week for their pre-election rah-rah session. Unsurpassed prosperity and the unmatched legislative record of the 89th Congress seemed the ideal sword and buckler for the combat ahead. "Go forth," enjoined Hubert Humphrey, "with almost a crusading zeal to talk about not only what we've done, but how we've done it."

The issues looked less clear-cut to grass-roots-sniffing committeemen. For one thing, the Great Society...