Nixon predicts Reagan will beat Kennedy in '84
Former President Richard Nixon predicts that Ronald Reagan will win a second term by defeating Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in 1984.Skip to next paragraph
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But Mr. Nixon said it was imperative that Mr. Reagan soon declare his intention of running again in '84, or he would risk being perceived as a lame duck.
In the interview, taped last Friday at the Nixon home in Saddle River, N.J., Mr. Nixon said Mr. Reagan would be a strong candidate because he would be able to point to tax cuts, reductions in government spending, and a decrease in unemployment, all of which he had pledged to accomplish during the 1980 campaign.