The Nation: Carter: The Scraps Ahead

On the morning after his big victory in Florida's Democratic primary, Jimmy Carter rolled from his bed in an Orlando hotel at 6:15, cranky and out of sorts. This was doubly surprising, because the usually smiling Georgian had just dealt George Wallace his first thumping in a Southern primary, thus erasing the effects of a setback in Massachusetts a week earlier. Moreover, Carter is expected to beat Wallace again in Illinois this week and in North Carolina next Tuesday.

But strategy sessions with top aides had kept Carter up past 3 a.m., and he...

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