I. The Democrats - An Army Disperses

Fuller, Helen
August 1953
New Republic;8/31/53, Vol. 129 Issue 5, p8
The article presents updates of the U.S. Democratic Party. The leaders of the Democratic Party are coming to their September 14, 1953, meeting with you in Chicago, Illinois, in a "show us" spirit. All the elements with which you as head of the party must contend will be represented there: the U.S. Senators, who are the natural centers of power of any party in opposition; the National Committeemen and Committeewomen, who speak with the delegate strength of their respective, states; the city leaders, whose poor showing last year has made them defensive; the active political workers without portfolio who give the party its character and its fire power; your National Chairman, Vice-chairman and hand-picked staff, who are trying to give the party direction; the ex-President and much of his ex-cabinet who still assume that authority in party affairs is their prerogative.


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