DEMOCRATS: Carter: Slowed but Still Probable

As the silvery Metroliner highballed through New Jersey, Jimmy Carter slumped deeper in his seat and tried to nap. His blue eyes closed, then flickered open, closed again and opened again. Finally Carter gave up and gazed blankly out the window, his brow furrowed more deeply than usual. He had just won three primaries, finished second in three others and picked up about 140 delegates —five times more than any other Democrat that week. It seemed a good week's work, boosting his score in the primaries to 16 victories in 25 attempts and his delegate total by conservative...