DEMOCRATS: The Campaign Spell

In a room in Portland's Lafayette Hotel, Candidate John Kennedy dined quietly, then hurried down to the street below. The chemistry of the evening had touched and stimulated him, and he was anxious to get back among the crowds that filled the streets. As his motorcade started for the Portland stadium, the mood heightened. There was a tang of September in the Maine air. The low hum of excited people rose from the four-deep throngs along his route, burst into cheering as Jack Kennedy passed by. The glow of old-fashioned torches, hand-crayoned...

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