1. Or so announced the Harris-favoring Washington Post. They buried the correction a week later: Carter had won. It was in the Oklahoma primary, by the way, that Lloyd Bentsen, then a freshman senator with no congressional accomplishments or prestige to speak of, was crushed — indeed, humiliated — in his bid for the nomination and was knocked out of the race. He was no John Kennedy, you see.

2. For one thing, I had always known him only as "Dick," while the media kept referring to him as "Richard."