Democrats: Mighty Steve Young

Out of the ashes of Ohio's Democratic Party last week arose a peculiar phoenix: U.S. Senator Stephen Young, 73, who announced that he was going to take control of the state party and did not care what other Democrats might think about it. "If they don't believe me," cried Young, "just let them call the White House and ask."

Young did indeed have the support of Kennedy strategists for his plan—which just goes to show what shape the Ohio party is in after a series of disastrous losses. There simply seemed to be...