School for Candidates

The room looked like the campaign headquarters of a well-heeled candidate. Red, white and blue bunting festooned the walls, and pretty girls in tricolor jackets served doughnuts and cups of steaming coffee to visitors. Inside the television studio of Kaiser Broadcasting's Detroit office, even the klieg lights were filtered in the national colors. But the crowd that settled into chairs before the speaker's platform were not prospective voters, or delegates, but candidates. They had come for a seminar on a topic of paramount importance to each of them: how, in the era of...

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