Nation: Vowing Defiance to the End

Kennedy prepares to fight Carter at the convention

He lost most of his party's primaries and trails badly in the delegate count, but Senator Edward Kennedy continues to push for the Democratic presidential nomination as if the fight were just beginning. He has vowed to carry his campaign onto the convention floor next month in New York City's Madison Square Garden, scene of many bloody championship bouts. The purpose of his stubborn crusade, Kennedy explained at a lunch last week with TIME editors, was to allow the party to take into account "the very...

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