POLITICS: Country Ham and Hard Ball

This is the fourth in a series examining the candidates for the presidency.

"People aren't sure whether he belongs to Washington or Indiana," says an Indiana Democrat about Senator Birch Evans Bayh Jr., 47. The Senator would just as soon keep them guessing. Last week as he became the ninth Democrat to announce for the presidency, he knew he would need the support of both worlds—Middle America and the coastal liberals—to win the nomination. His aim is to live a double life as long as possible. As a onetime dirt farmer who has become...

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