DEMOCRATS: Down with Moderation

With one announced candidate off and running and some active inactive candidates shuffling about, U.S. Democrats began to maneuver toward the national convention of 1956. Adlai Stevenson had barely started to run, officially, before some fellow Democrats began to elbow him at the turns and throw clods at him.

If they could trip him, they would; if they couldn't they might change his style of running.

At the Democratic National Committee's $100-a-plate dinner in Chicago (TIME, Nov. 28), Stevenson had borrowed a word from the Eisenhower Administration's lexicon to say that "moderation...

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