Nation: Secure in My Own Mind

Flying from Denver to Los Angeles last week in his chartered Boeing 727, John Anderson talked with TIME Correspondent Eileen Shields and looked back at his distinctive quest for the presidency.

Q. Couldn't you avoid accusations of being the spoiler by getting out of the race now?

A. I am willing to live with the accusations. The political theologians will be engaging in disputations about the meaning of the election—that's how they make their living. I feel secure in my own mind that what I am doing is right.

Q. What have you accomplished?


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