Getting Ready for the Challenge

Reagan hits the road in spring training for his own campaign

The trips were billed as presidential, not political. But as he plunged into the nation's heart" land last week, shaking hands with some of the lunch-pail voters who helped give him his margin of victory in 1980, Ronald Reagan looked no less like a candidate than did Walter Mondale and Gary Hart.

At the cavernous Claycomo Ford assembly plant near Kansas City, Mo., he munched a hamburger in the employee cafeteria, walked an assembly line and spoke to a crowd of about 1,000 auto...

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