DEMOCRATS: The Care & Feeding of the Baby

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I know that a Democrat is just like a Baby. If it's hollering and making a lot of noise, there is nothing serious the matter with it. But if it's quiet and still and don't pay much attention to anything, why that's when it's really dangerous.

— Will Rogers

With little more than a month to go before the national convention, the Democratic Baby last week was uncommonly quiet and still. Party leaders nibbled cucumber sandwiches in Illinois, collected chigger bites in Iowa, stood at attention for the Uruguayan national anthem in...

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