The Nation: On to Wisconsin and New York

Only five weeks into the primaries, Gerald Ford has already decided that the once-crowded Democratic field really shapes up as a two-man race. He expects the nominee to be Hubert Humphrey if the convention becomes deadlocked. But increasingly, he and his aides are paying attention to Jimmy Carter as a possible adversary in November, particularly if he can sprint far enough ahead of the Democratic pack in the primary tests ahead.

Carter's decisive victory last week over George Wallace in North Carolina, helped considerably by black voters (see story page 17), moved him...