The Nation: People Don't Know Who I Am'

In Manhattan last week. Jimmy Carter met with TIME editors for 70 minutes. Excerpts:

Q.How does the coming campaign look to you?

A. I guess President Ford is the most likely Republican nominee, though he is certainly no sure thing. I would guess that with the possible exception of Michigan, I would be ahead now in all the states. Between now and Labor Day, the margin will narrow, but that's to be expected. I think that I will win in November, but only if I don't become overconfident. If I should get arrogant, or start to depend on powerful political intermediaries, that could...

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