DEMOCRATS: Patrician on the Sidewalks

Candidate Averell Harriman, who had been taking political instruction from his managers until 2 a.m., climbed out of bed at 7 o'clock one morning last week in his elegant Manhattan town house. He barely had time to zip through a shave and into a grey worsted suit before the doorbell rang. His first guests were ten representatives of the A.F.L. building and construction trades, and while Harriman walked them across the red dining-room carpet past the French panels, a flying wedge of television cameramen, newsmen and campaign assistants moved in too. They...

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