Nation: An Ex-President Is Available

Ford's chances of running are remote, but the possibility exists

He is not a candidate for President, and will not become one. Unless . . . well, says Gerald Ford, "if my party should happen to want me to be a candidate, of course I would accept the opportunity." And what are the chances of that? "Remote," Ford concedes. But when asked if he can detect any "groundswell" among Republicans for him, he replies, "It is loud enough to be heard."

But only by Jerry Ford, insist top aides to the candidates actually in the...

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