THE CAMPAIGN: The Smell of Battle

With the same instinct that tells crapshooters a big game is about to begin, politicians last week sensed a new and imminent struggle in the Democratic presidential race. Jack Kennedy was still running like a jack rabbit in Wisconsin, and everybody—but everybody—was willing to concede that he could, should and would take the Wisconsin cheese with ease. At the same time, without any call to arms, Kennedy's rivals were instinctively edging into positions that would make it easier to set up a stop-Kennedy coalition.

The smell of battle was strongest in Detroit's...

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