Nation: When Carter goes down, I go up

There's a lot of action by Ted Kennedy, but can he be President?

Polls show President Carter in deep trouble, and that naturally makes the nation's political leaders consider the alternatives. That means Kennedy. The renewed interest in the Massachusetts Senator was emphasized even further last week by a TIME poll in which voters stated by a dramatic margin that the issue of Chappaquiddick would not prevent them from voting for Kennedy. TIME Washington Bureau Chief Robert Ajemian spent several hours with the Senator last week and wrote this report:

The controversy swells again....

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