“It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill.”

CARTER: The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now, had it not been for Ted Kennedy deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed in 1978 or 1979.
STAHL: And you blame Teddy for the failure?
CARTER: Exactly.
STAHL: Health care, his issue.
CARTER: Exactly. It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill.
STAHL: Just to spite you? That’s the implication.
CARTER: That’s the implication. He did not want to see me have a major success in that realm of American life.


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