Democrats: Looking Toward Chicago

Like everyone else, the Democratic politicians were watching Miami Beach —mostly to see how the ticket chosen by the Republicans would affect their prospects. The Democrats are bedeviled by the stubborn problems of the war abroad and strife at home, what appears to be a nationwide drift to the right, and an overwhelmingly unpopular Administration.

The problem is acute for Hubert Humphrey, odds-on favorite for nomination. Try as he might, the Vice President so far has not been able to shake the Johnson legacy or stake out his own position. Speaking in...

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