National Affairs: Yellow Alert

"What has New Hampshire got to do with the price of eggs?" snapped a Humphrey henchman after Jack Kennedy's impressive primary victory last week. Said a Stuart Symington lieutenant: "Have any of the oldtimers given up? The professionals have been through this before." Such talk was more and more frequent last week around the Washington campfires of Jack Kennedy's rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. The names of notable unbeatables who had been beaten—Taft, Kefauver, Stassen—were lovingly recalled. There was a lot of big talk about stopping Kennedy in Wisconsin April 5, or...

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