THE DEMOCRATS AFTER MINNESOTA

NEW YORK POST:

Stevenson's setback in Minnesota was undoubtedly influenced by regional factors; what is far more significant is the general decline of the spirit of the Stevenson forces on a national scale that began long before the Minnesota race.

In 1952 Stevenson was the daring young man on a political trapeze; in 1956 he has too often sounded like a prematurely elder statesman. In 1952 the backroom boys eyed him skeptically; now he has been maneuvered into the role of Democratic regular, identified with the record of indecision, inertia and total surrender compiled...