DEMOCRATS: The No-Headed Donkey

When the dust of the political tornado in Minnesota had finally blown away last week, it left the Democratic donkey standing there without a head. Minnesota had unseated Adlai Stevenson, but it had not enthroned Estes Kefauver.

As the pattern of 1952 showed, winning primaries will not necessarily win the nomination for Kefauver. If he won enough of them, he would be hard to contend with. But his fellow U.S. Senators (who look upon him as an upstart), most regular organization Democrats (who regard him as a tricky lone wolf) and Southern Democrats (who consider him a Southern apostate) do not...