Nation: May the Best Man Win

The trumpet sounds for the campaign of 1980

"It's just like the days before the war in 1861. Families are getting together for the last time, shaking hands and going off to do bitter battle. People are having to decide their loyalties." —Pollster Pat Caddell

For months they have been assembling their volunteer armies and their mercenary advisers. They have been filling their coffers with treasure for the long campaign. In Los Angeles and Houston, in Boston and in Washington, they have assembled in their homes for secret meetings, planning strategy, discussing tactics, analyzing...

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