Nation: When Jimmy Knew

Traveling with the President in the campaign s last hours, TIME Correspondent Christopher Ogden provided the following report on Jimmy Carter's painful moment of truth:

When Jimmy Carter flew back to Washington on Sunday to handle the hostage crisis, he thought he was in good shape in the polls taken daily by his own expert, Pat Caddell. He had gone into the Cleveland debate one to two points ahead of Reagan by Caddell's soundings, and the trend was in his direction. "It looked good," said one of the President's aides. By Friday, however, the...

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