The Nation: HOW THEY STAND ON THE OTHER ISSUES

With the possible exception of the economy, voters have viewed the 1976 presidential campaign as essentially an examination of character. Easily lost in the weeks of personality analysis, rhetoric and misadventure have been the candidates' positions on specific subjects of national concern. Here is a comparison of their views on seven vital topics:

Foreign Policy

Ford: For the President the centerpiece of foreign policy—as laid down by his mentor Henry Kissinger—is the prevention of nuclear war. This means giving the highest priority to U.S. relations with the Soviet Union. Although Ford purged the...

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