DEMOCRATS: Strictly for the Bird

O, tell her, Swallow, thou that knowest

each, That bright and fierce and fickle is

the South, And dark and true and tender is the

North.

—Tennyson

Into Harrisburg, Pa. one evening last week fluttered a particular swallow known among political ornithologists as Lyndon Baines Johnson. Ostensibly, the Senate majority leader had flown to Pennsylvania's capital for a victory dinner saluting the new Democratic Governor, David Leo Lawrence. But the northward migration served a serious second purpose. Lyndon Johnson has been banded as a possible compromise 1960 presidential nominee. Even as he protests, he recognizes the danger of too much Southern identification; smoothly, in...

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