POLITICS: One In, One Out

For better or worse, mostly worse, the U.S. presidential campaigns begin earlier and earlier each quadrennium. Aspirants gear up sooner; indeed, some, like Democrats Henry Jackson and George Wallace, never really geared down from their 1972 campaigns. And likely prospects are finding the need to declare themselves in or out sooner than ever before. For their own particular reasons, Gerald Ford recently felt compelled to assert definitely that he would run in 1976, and Edward Kennedy that he would not. Last week there were two more decisions for '76, both by liberal Democrats, one opting in and one out.

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