Nation: THE POLITICAL BLAHS

The U.S. has seldom had occasion to look north to Canada for political excitement. Yet last week Americans could envy Canadians the exuberant dash of their new Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who, along with intellect and political skill, exhibits a swinger's panache, a lively style, an imaginative approach to his nation's problems. A great many U.S. voters yearn for a fresh political experience, but at midpoint in 1968, the U.S. presidential race has begun to seem grindingly familiar. Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon appear destined to seize their parties' nominations, then meet...