Nation: An Interview with Reagan

"The people want the Government off their backs"

Tanned and fit, Ronald Reagan quietly prepared for the campaign to come last week by meeting with his staff, consulting Republican members of Congress, and appearing at events to raise money to pay the campaign debts of the foes he had defeated. As always, he projected an air of casual, almost bland self-assurance, and with reason: the latest polls showed that he had edged past Jimmy Carter. For two hours, Reagan met with Time Inc.'s editors and outlined the views on domestic and foreign issues that...

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