Nation: Squalls Among the Democrats

A few believe Carter cannot win—and want an alternative

Even as Jimmy Carter was sweeping toward renomination, there was grumbling last week among Democrats about him as their candidate. They are worried about the latest polls, which show Ronald Reagan leading Carter by up to nine percentage points; and they fear that Carter may not be able to recover by November because of the public's discontent over the economy and foreign policy.

The loudest complaints were voiced by Democratic Governor Hugh Carey of New York. He urged Carter and Senator Edward Kennedy to release their...

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