Democrats: Acedia & Cannonball

Hubert Humphrey's entry into the Democratic race diminished the importance of next week's Indiana primary as a campaign milestone. Still, the results will bear considerably upon the fortunes of both Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy. McCarthy scored impressively in the nation's first three primaries, including last week's Pennsylvania contest, in which as an unopposed candidate he collected 402,000 votes, more than twice as many as he had anticipated. The Indiana confrontation will be his first direct square-off at the polls with the formidable Kennedy and his first opportunity to prove himself as a genuinely viable presidential possibility.

Bobby has the...