Nation: A Rebellion Is Sparked

Would sticking with Jimmy mean "walking the plank "?

From the marble halls of Congress to the dingiest political clubhouses in precincts across the country, there was nervous talk among Democrats last week about whether Jimmy Carter really should be the party's presidential nominee. Carter was far behind Ronald Reagan in the presidential sweepstakes before last week's stream of embarrassments. Now Mervin Field, an influential California pollster, has gone so far as to predict that the next nationwide surveys may show the President running an astonishing third, behind both Reagan and Independent John...

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