Carter's Better Idea? Democratic standard-bearer Jimmy Carter is obviously sensitive to criticism that he has waffled on the issues and is trying to correct that impression. x Actually, Carter has stated his position on most issues without equivocation, but he has been less than specific how he would implement some of his ideas. His recent foreign policy speech is a case in point. Carter criticized the Ford administration foreign policy, characterizing it as a "one-man policy of international adventure." He labeled it the "Lone Ranger" foreign policy, which is a catchy phrase and shows he has some imaginative Madison Avenue types helping him with his speeches. Carter has a better idea, he says. He would substitute "creative alliances" which would organize "free nations to share responsibility for a just and stable world order." That's easier said than done, as witness the Vietnam fiasco which the U.S. went virtually alone. But, rather than knock his vision of what foreign policy should be, we should reserve judgment until Carter provides more details.