Nation: With All Five Fingers

Savoring his success, the President campaigns for Democratic votes

"My esteem in the country has gone up substantially. It is very nice now that when people wave at me, they use all their fingers."

With that, Jimmy Carter wiggled his fingers at the 2,000 cheering Democrats who last week Attended a $100-a-plate dinner in Baltimore's Civic Center. Carter was on hand to give a boost to Harry Hughes, the Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland, but the President was also putting in a well-deserved plug for himself. As the 95th Congress came to a tumultuous...

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