Suddenly Gerald Ford ran into his toughest week of the presidential campaign—and perhaps of his entire political career. For a month Ford has been closing fast on Jimmy Carter. But now the President was struck by a series of setbacks that were remarkable even in this mercurial year, marked by flip-flops at the podiums and in the polls. Amid the flood of blunders and bad news, there were also reports that revived questions about the President's probity in the past. Some of the charges were both old...

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