The Nation: The Other Side of the Waffle

Waffle, v.t. & 1. To flutter; to flap.—Webster's New International Dictionary

Determined to pin the label of "waffler" on Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford's campaign strategists are raising quite a , flap over the Democratic candidate's widely reported inconsistencies, contradictions or obfuscations (TIME, May 31 et seq.). They accuse him of waffling on matters as disparate as abortion, grain embargoes, repeal of the right-to-work law and whether he would fire FBI Chief Clarence Kelley if Carter becomes President. Yet as Carter's forces are getting ready to counterattack, there is plenty of ammunition available.


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