National Affairs: Whose Adlai?

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He's the man that we need; We'll all follow his lead. He's our Adlai, our Adlai, our Adlai, our Adlai, Our Adlai's a wonderful guy.

According to George Gallup, about 45% of U.S. voters could now sing Our Adlai with something approaching full-throated conviction. That's a lot of voters—and a fraction more than the polls gave Harry Truman at a comparable time in 1948. But in some respects it is a wonder that anyone has a chance to sing Our Adlai at all. Ten months ago, Adlai Stevenson was not even...

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