National Affairs: The Kid Brother

With a multiplicity of presidential candidates for 1960, the Democratic Party has really done pretty well at appearing as a bunch of amiable folk at a social gathering. In fact, the dead-earnest maneuvering for position has often seemed more like a minuet, and remarkably rare is the occasion when one of the participants has voiced—in public—anything less than kindly thoughts of the rest. But last week a kid brother got into the act and started giving the dancers a hotfoot.

The kid brother was strapping (6 ft. 2 in., 200 Ibs.) Edward ("Ted") Kennedy, 27, serving as a sort of general evangelist...

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