Nation: Liberals for Nixon and Other Realignments

Though his campaign seemed to be gaining momentum last week, Hubert Humphrey remains in deep trouble. Not the least of the old liberal's afflictions is the continued disaffection—and often outright hostility—of many fellow liberals. Walter Lippmann endorsed Richard Nixon, arguing that the Republican is a "maturer and mellower man" than he used to be and that the Democrats need a period of "rest and recuperation." Murray Kempton wrote that the Democrats "deserve to lose." Novelist Norman Mailer concluded that Nixon might not be all that bad (see THE PRESS). Michigan's New Democratic Coalition...