Nation: Finally Caught by Catch-22

With no chance of winning, Anderson vows to fight on

The independent candidacy of John Anderson has always faced a kind of Catch-22 dilemma: millions of Americans were not prepared to vote for him unless they were convinced that he had a chance to win. But he had no chance to win unless enough Americans backed him in the polls so that the voters thought he could win. Complicating his problem, the experienced professionals in both parties predicted repeatedly that as the election approached, Anderson's support would fade. Last week those predictions, partly self-fulfilling,...

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