National Affairs: Who's for What

When a newsman last week asked a candidate's pressagent what his man would talk about in his next speech, the pressagent replied: "I guess it will be the speech again." All four of the Democratic Party's leading avowed candidates are stuck in similar ruts. Reason: the freeze-up created by the party leaders' indecision on whom to back.

The four are badly divided on only one issue: compulsory FEPC. Harriman is strongly for it, Russell strongly opposed; Kefauver and Kerr are weaseling. On foreign policy, none of them differs appreciably with the Truman-Acheson line. All are increasing the vitriol content in their remarks...