With the great political contest of 1956 beginning to occupy the minds of politicians across the U.S., the challengers trotted out onto the field last week and began to warm up. As they threw a few trial curves, tried a little batting practice and issued their predictions of the season's outcome, leaders of the Democratic Party exuded unity and optimism. But the way they threw and hit and ran only served to illustrate that they have a serious problem.

Facing the fact that the Republicans have a tremendously popular President in the White House, the Democratic Party is groping for...

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