Nation: Hey, You Hear That Vote?

Carter takes a stand against spending and wins a surprising victory

A mysterious green button bearing only the initials FCBCD blossomed on the chests of some White House staffers last week. The letters, it was happily explained, meant, "For Carter Before Camp David." And that meant, in turn, that the Carter bandwagon was rolling along faster than ever. At one point, Presidential Aide Hamilton Jordan literally skipped down a White House corridor, chortling, "Hey, you all hear the vote? You hear that vote?"

The vote that so buoyed Ole Boy Jordan was perhaps the most...

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