DEMOCRATS: Nerves & Psychosis

Tall Estes Kefauver was still striding along ahead of the field, his coontail wagging behind him.

The Tennessee Senator had two more primary victories to wave in the faces of the Democratic pols, whose coolness toward him was beginning to turn into nervous recognition. In Wisconsin, he ran up more than 200,000 votes to 18,000 for his nearest opponent, a state Democratic leader who filed as a stand-in for Harry Truman. That gave him Wisconsin's 36 delegates.

On the same day, he won a more important victory, psychologically, in Nebraska. There he dealt a fatal blow to the campaign of...

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