Democrats: The Shadow & the Substance


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Popularity? It is glory's small change.

—Victor Hugo

He ranks 96th in Senate seniority, so far down the ladder that he occupies a seat in the very last row of the chamber. He has yet to author a bill or head a subcommittee. In his adopted state, he is so little the master of his party that he was unable last week to persuade a nominating convention to accept his candidates for either Governor or Lieutenant Governor. For all that, Robert Francis Kennedy's pockets are ajingle with the coins of popularity—and, Victor Hugo's sneer...

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