The Nation: Carter: Seeking Clear Goals

Thirty-six hours after his triumph in Pennsylvania, Jimmy Carter took off from Plains, Ga., for Texas to resume his pursuit of the presidency. Relaxing in shirtsleeves aboard his chartered commercial jet, Carter sipped coffee and discussed politics and policy with TIME Correspondent Dean E. Fischer:

Q. Assuming you are the Democratic nominee and President Ford the Republican, what do you think will be the principal issues in the campaign?

A. Well, I think where Ford is most vulnerable is the absence of leadership capabilities that he has demonstrated since he's been in the White House—his inability to work with members of Congress;...

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