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  •  Carter definitely positioned himself as a (5+ / 0-)
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    mookins, Stude Dude, kurt, George3, blueoasis

    "moderate" (i.e. conservative) Democrat...but one who staked out a more progressive position on race relations (and who acted on that in his own state as governor). In fact, the only 1976 Democratic candidate for president any more conservative would have been Henry (Scoop) Jackson, a military hawk (who happened to be an owned-bought-and-paid-for subisidiary of defense contractors).

    My candidate that year was...Sen. Fred Harris, a populist from Oklahoma (of all places), who proposed nationalizing the oil companies.

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