The Nation: The Dlehards Dissolve

Most had seen him only fleetingly before—perhaps at a campaign kaffeeklatsch or making a quick stump speech in the primaries. Only last week did hundreds of delegates get then-first close look at Candidate Carter as he moved from parties to meetings of state delegations to the convention hall on the climactic night. Some diehard opponents continued to resent what they feel is Carter's insensitivity to issues that burn them. But to the majority, he came across as more magnanimous than he had been during the primaries, and as capable and, perhaps most important,...

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