DEMOCRATS: Robin Hood & Arithmetic

The Democratic Party stands in Chicago as a slightly aging Robin Hood with a paunch and a double chin, still bold and confident, but worried about the changing facts of life in Sherwood Forest.

For 20 years the Democrats have carried the nation with slogans of soaking the rich and championing the underdog. In 1952, they hope to do it again. But things have changed: now the villagers as well as the rich get soaked by taxes, and Maid Marian's mink coats have caused comment in the greenwood. There is a feeling that Robin has not been smart about the...

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