Page 10-Saturday, April 19, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Teddy's niece in Az
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From United Press International
While most of the candidates were.
oking toward Pennsylvania-which
ould hold the last hurrah of the 1980
rimaries Tuesday-John Anderson
'as in Washington plotting an indepen-
ent run for the White House.
Anderson, virtually out of the GOP
ace and not even on the Pennsylvania
allot, was on the verge of announcing
e will run as an independent, liberal
lternative to Carter and Reagan.
"I AM leaning strongly towards an
idependent candidacy, but I have not
et made a final decision," said Ander-
n. He was expected to make a formal
nnouncement next week-in time to
hake the deadline to get on the ballot in
Former national field director for
Anderson's Republican campaign,
Jane Fowler, has left to begin a petition
drive to get Anderson on the ballot in
Massachusetts is significant because
it is one of two states with approaching
deadlines to get on the ballot and one he
must have if he has any hopes of win-
ning the presidency.
Anderson's decision was boosted by a
New York Times-CBS poll that showed
fully half the voters were unhappy
about being faced with a choice bet-
ween Carter and Reagan in November.
Republican National Chairman Bill
Brock pleaded with Anderson not to
make a run that "obviously will have an
enormously negative impact on
Republican candidates at all levels."
By TOM MIRGA
National presidential politics .came
to Ann Arbor yesterday in the person of
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who
appeared here in an attempt to garner
funds for her uncle Sen. Edward
Kennedy's (D-Mass.) nearly barren
local war chest.
Townsend, daughter of late Sen.
Robert Kennedy (D-N.Y.), made stops
here at an early morning fund-raising
breakfast and an afternoon coffee hour.
TOWNSEND answered questions
about her uncle's posiitons on various
domestic and foreign affairs and
assessed his chances in the upcoming
We're ahead in the polls in
Pennsylvania and won a recent straw
vote in California," Townsend beamed
at a press conference at the lavish
home of Second Congressional District
Kennedy for President Committee co-
chairman George Wahl Sallade.
"We expect to win big in the large
industrial states," she continued.
TOWNSEND SAID a recent Kennedy
victory in Arizona over President
Carter gave her uncle's campaign a
needed shot in the arm. "We carried the
Mexican-American vote there with the
help of Cesar Chavez and the United
Farm Workers," she said, "but.
additionally, we proved we could carry
voters from both liberal and
conservative factions of the party."
Townsend, a 28-year-old lawyer from
New Haven, Conn., devoted most of her
comments to attacks on the politics of
her uncle's competitor for the
"I think Carter has devoted too much
of his time trying to become president
and not to the job of being president,"
she said. "I've talked to a lot of people,a
nd they say they are dissatisfied with
the things he has done as president, or
hasn't done, I should say.
"CARTER SUPPORTERS say the
government cannot solve the problems
of inflation and high unemployment
rates," Townsend continued. "I say
that attitude stands directly against
everything the Democratic party has.
ever stood for."
Townsend also had some harsh
comments fog, "the new darling of the
nation's campuses," Rep. John
"Lots of students think he'd make a
wonderful president," she said. "As it
turs out, nobody recognizes the fact
that he has. consistently been given a
low rating by the Americans for
Democratic Action during his time in
Congress, meaning his record has been
poor on issues like nuclear power, civil
rights, and welfare programs."
Despite Kennedy's legacy as a leader
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KATHLEEN KENNEDY Townsend lambastes President Carter's stances
on foreign and domestic policy yesterday at'the home of local Sen. Edward
Kennedy For President supporter George Wahr Sallade. Townsend ap-
peared in Ann Arbor in an effort to drum up support for her uncle's presi-
of the United States Senate, his run for
the presidency has been overshadowed
by the 1968 driving accident on the
Chappaquiddick bridge in which Mary
Jo Kopechne was killed.
But Townsend said the senator has
risen above the incident. "That
occurred more than 12 years ago," she
said. "He was subjected to criticism
then and rightfully so. But he could
have chosen to retreat or to try and
make the country better. He's chosen
the latter, and has shown incredible
courage to do so."
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By AP and UPI
While Sen. Edward Kennedy rested,
President Carter and his wife Rosalynn
campaigned vigorously Friday for
votes in Pennsylvania, with the first
lady accusing her husband's rivals of
"playing on" the frustrations of the
Carter stayed in Washington, but
found time to grant interviews to Pen-
nsylvania broadcasters and
newspapers. Mrs. Carter stumped for
votes in Philadelphia, the state's
largest city, before Tuesday's presiden-
IN AN INTERVIEW with
Westinghouse Broadcasting System,
which has several outlets in Pen-
nsylvania, Carter delivered what may
have been his sharpest attack yet
In labeling his challenger a big spen-
der, Carter said: "The only reductions
in expenditures that I know he (Ken-
nedy) has advocated have been in the
Mrs. Carter acknowledged that Bush, maintained a frantic, virt
Americans are frustrated over such non-stop campaign effort in
things as Iran, Afghanistan and the nsylvania.
economy. But in defending the In an interview with radio st
president, she said that "our opponents WPEN, Bush said, "I'm telling you
play on these frustrations, yet they going to win in Pennsylvania. wr
don't have any responsibilities. down on that yellow pad, and then
MEANWHILE, KENNEDY learned me if I'm wrong."
he had won the backing of Jewish While Bush was attempting to t
community leaders in Pittsburgh as he the Reagan steamroller inl
looked for anupset over Carter, in the nsylvania, it was rolling freely in
Tuesday faceoff. about ebery other part of the county
On the Republican side, front-runner Reagan picked up 12 of N
Ronald Reagan took aim at the Dakota's 17 delegates Thursday
president's economic policies as he ad- was favored to add to his huge leE
dressed a farm group in Sari Antonio, Alaska and Minnesota this weeken
Texas. addition he was endorsed by Ne
The former California governor Gov. Robert List and in perhaps
assailed the president's assertion that severest blow to Bush, liberal
the recession will be short in duration. Jacob Javits and other moderate4
If Carter really believes that, Reagan leaders in New York all came ou
said, "he must believe in the tooth the former California governor.
fairy." Entering the weekend Carter h
Reagan's chief oDDonent. George total of 942 delegateg
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