Nation: Carter on the Offensive

As the election season begins, the President projects a tougher image

Lawns turning green. Flowers blooming. Daylight Saving Time returning. To 34 U.S. Senators, 435 members of the House and 35 Governors, these are not just signs of mid-Spring but reminders that the season for hard campaigning is again at hand. Indeed, from now until early October the nation's primary elections are occurring almost weekly. For many politicians, this is a time of great apprehension, when an answer to the big question is no longer to be delayed: Can they keep their jobs?

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