POLITICS: Mail-Order Presidents

Presidential primary campaigns have long been something of a marathon poker game. How many chips does a candidate bet on a given state? Which elections does he pass because his cards look bad? But as the 1976 primary season approaches, the candidates are more uncertain and confused than ever. Last year's campaign-funding reforms vastly changed the rules of the game. The fat cats have been dealt out. The pot is now limited. Yet some time before the first primary is held next winter, the U.S. Supreme Court could break out an entirely new and unfamiliar deck by throwing out all...

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