With primaries done and cajoling begun, the leaders of the Democratic Party (formerly known as bosses) have stepped up their traveling, telephoning and lapel grabbing in search of additional convention votes. When delegates converge on Chicago in August to nominate a President, their decisions will be tempered by what these top dozen men say and do:

Harry S. Truman, 72, who as the last Democratic President is the party's elder statesman and top kingmaker, has been urged by some to run again himself. Though he declined a place in the Missouri delegation to...

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