DEMOCRATS: The Voice of the Opposition

Tanned by the Barbados sun, the wear & tear of November's electoral defeat apparently erased by a restful holiday, Adlai Stevenson returned last week to the political arena. The setting for his first major address since the Eisenhower victory was the Grand Ballroom of Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria. There, before 1,700 Democratic bigwigs assembled for the $100-a-plate Jefferson- Jackson Day dinner, Stevenson assumed the mantle of leader of the constructive opposition.

The Charter. He spoke with the neat, oratorical pace and lilt that carried his audience nostalgically back to mid-October. He reeled off jest after well-phrased jest, spoofing the...

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