THE TRANSITION: They All Make Demands on the New Boy

It was not quite a case of the honeymoon being over even before the marriage had been consummated. But as vacationing President-elect Jimmy Carter gazed out over the soothing marshlands of St. Simons Island off the coast of his native Georgia, pressure was building inexorably. Carter was the loner who had reached the presidency while insisting he owed nothing to any special interest. Yet quite a few groups, either because of their own successful election efforts or Carter's campaign promises, were plainly expecting to collect.

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