Nation: Out to Stop Kennedy

Now the battle is in the open, and Teddy's troubles will grow

"I see the events of the past week through a looking glass," one of President Carter's top aides said last week. "The challenger has become the incumbent, and vice versa."

The aide had a point. No sooner had Senator Edward Kennedy become an all but announced candidate for the Democratic nomination than he began stressing financial prudence and backing away from his image as a big-spending liberal. Jimmy Carter, on the other hand, did not seem at all uncomfortable in his oldtime role...

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