Nation: Going Straight for the Jugular

Carter will attack Reagan as a dangerously militant ideologue

THE STRATEGY. So swiftly does opinion shift in the information age that the eleven-week presidential campaign can seem, as Carter's resident pollster puts it, "five lifetimes." But the game plan must always begin with a precise knowledge of who's ahead in the 50 states. Precise, until tomorrow.

Renominated last week by a party that hardly loves him, Jimmy Carter now begins the struggle to be re-elected by an electorate that regards him with only traces of confidence. Says Pat Caddell, who does the President's opinion...

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