THE VICE PRESIDENCY: Delicate Balancing Act

The guest of honor at the head table had barely finished his spareribs when he was introduced by Republican Congressman Tim Lee Carter with a ringing declaration: "I shall work for his nomination in 1976 with all my strength!" The audience responded with applause and cheers at last week's Lincoln Day Dinner held in the Laurel County High School gym at London, Ky. As he rose to speak, the object of the Republicans' affection smiled modestly and let the pledge and its portents go by without comment. Vice President Gerald Ford was much too careful to start his own bandwagon...

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