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them all, because he's been in the Senate for 17 years, and he is for all the things that I thought were sensible.

Q:

Yesterday I heard a radio program -- a Martin Agronsky program -- with some foreign correspondents, a German, a Dutchman and an Englishman.

Lasker:

What did they say?

Q:

He was asking them what was their attitude toward our upcoming elections, and whom would they prefer, and the three of them preferred Kennedy, but said he wouldn't make it of course. They preferred him. . . (cross talk)

Lasker:

Well, you don't know that he won't make it. Carter's rating in the polls is very bad.

Q:

It's 30 percent.

Lasker:

It's very bad. I am glad that he stayed in there because he represents I think the right-thinking end of the Party, and you don't know what can happen still, you just don't know. When a President is coming up for re-election, for renomination, and he's only got 30 percent of the popular vote, you don't know what can happen.

Q:

Of course this is the Senator's contention.





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