Charting the Big Shift

With his wins in New England, Hart becomes the man to beat

New Hampshire? Sure, Hart may have won, but only thanks to a bunch of idiosyncratic Yankees, Volvo-driving Boston commuters and anti-union farmers, all of them living in an antique backwater. Mondale still has the money, the fully packed delegate slates.

Maine? Granted, another Hart upset. Granted, the union muscle did not amount to much. But Mondale's aides say he was catching up at the last minute.

Vermont? A landslide for Hart, admittedly, but with thousands of Republican cross-over votes. Again, New England: some...

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