Democrats: Elated and Divided

Hubert Humphrey has seldom doubted that the Republicans would nominate Richard Nixon. But he could hardly conceal his elation when Nixon won, and then chose Spiro Agnew as a running mate. More confident than ever of his party's nomination, Humphrey felt more at leisure to consider his choice for the No. 2 spot.

The Vice President could ill afford the eupepsia. The Democratic Party is as badly split as ever over the war. In fact, South Dakota Senator George McGovern's belated entry into the race can only increase intraparty factionalism (see following...