Democrats: Tarot Cards, Hoosier Style

Eugene McCarthy: Next August, I'll probably still be the front runner, as I am now.

Hubert Humphrey: We're about where we were.

Robert Kennedy: I'm very, very pleased.

Like competing gypsies, each of the rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination shuffled the tarot cards of Indiana's primary-election results last week to suit his own purpose, and each found consolation in his readings.

The vote spread itself was hardly overwhelming. In the record turnout of 764,000 Democrats. Kennedy got 42% of the vote; Governor Roger Branigin, who adopted a favorite-son stance as Humphrey's not-so-secret...

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