Nation: Squeezed Out off the Middle

Anderson has himself and the system to blame for his failure

When John Anderson began his independent race for the presidency last April, his campaign was more than a pipe dream and an ego trip. The public opinion polls showed that great numbers of Americans were unhappy with the prospective nominations of Reagan and Carter. They indicated as well that a lot of people were eager for a third choice. Looking back, an Anderson aide said last week: "The whole campaign represents a missed opportunity." The reasons that Anderson failed to exploit his opportunity...

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