John B. Anderson, Independent candidate for the presidency, has been vilified by some participants on the political scene as a party turncoat on an enormous ego trip. Surely this is a biased oversimplification at best. The big question is: How did John Anderson suddenly emerge as a potentially viable third-party candidate and come to be regarded as a serious threat by both major political parties? The answer lies more in the conditions now present in this country than in the man.
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