REPUBLICANS: Who Would Lose Less to Carter?

Riding tall after his victories in the past two weeks, facing still more sweeps of delegates in the next month, Ronald Reagan stands close to an even chance of capturing the Republican nomination. And any major party nominee−no matter how far back he starts− has the possibility of being elected President. This prospect raises several provocative questions for the Republican Party and for the nation. Can Reagan really edge out Gerald Ford, and if so, how? Which Republican would be a tougher opponent for Jimmy Carter? And would Candidate Reagan help or hurt...

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