DEMOCRATS: The Unity Candidate

With the Democratic Convention just six weeks off, the Washington political oracles were saying that the free-for-all race had turned into a two-man sprint. On the tip sheets of most political touts, Jack Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson were leaving Adlai Stevenson and Stuart Symington behind.

Johnson cherishes a hope that the summit blowup greatly added to the political appeal of the image he has tried to create: experienced, responsible, free of zealous partisanship, the candidate of national unity. On a foray into the Northwest last week, he refused to make a formal declaration of his candidacy. Duty forbade, he...

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