DEMOCRATS: Down to Business

Adlai* Stevenson made a good first impression, but with Chicago's initial enthusiasm past, he had to face some hard realities. He was virtually unprepared for the exacting business of running for the presidency. He had no personal campaign staff. He did not even have a headquarters with enough paper clips and typists. The telephone lines at the governor's mansion in Springfield were inadequate. Above all, Stevenson knew that if he permitted the impression that he was being run by the Democratic National Committee, by Harry Truman and the party bosses, he would...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!