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I am not optimistic, I think the numbers are
against him, but I think that he was heroic in trying,
after he had a very bad start. He makes the issue of the
need not to forget the poor and the sick, not to forget
the Democratic liberal ideas which Carter seems to
have forgotten all about, to be for equal rights for women,
for the right to have an abortion if you so choose --
he's been for all the things that make some sense to
the rank and file of human beings. And Mr. Carter seems
to forget all of that.
And yet he doesn't seem to strike . . .
He struck a chord in New York State, in California,
in Pennsylvania, in Michigan -- am I wrong?
I think he did.
Well, that's quite a lot, but I think his bad start
really was very dangerous. Then I think the hostage
business kept people all in a flurry, thinking they
must support the President, and I think that one just
doesn't know what could happen. I've never met anybody
that's enthusiastic about Carter. There are enthusiastic
Reaganites, but they are very conservative people. Nobody
that has met Anderson is crazy about him. You have to have
people that are crazy about people to get these things
done. I think Kennedy would make the best President of
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