DEMOCRATS: Waiting Game

As the Democratic presidential hopefuls stepped up their courtship of the U.S. voters last week, their most serious rival was the man who wasn't there. Muttered Candidate Hubert Humphrey: "It's frustrating as hell to keep hearing, 'We're with you, Hubert, as long as Adlai isn't in.' Always provisional, always conditional." Said California's Pat Brown to a friend: "It's the most remarkable thing I've ever seen in politics. A man is beaten twice, says repeatedly he doesn't want to run, and he still has enough hold on the people to make them wait."

Even Front Runner Jack Kennedy has been known...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!