Talking politics after a CBS taping, President Carter said that once he has won a nominating majority he will contact Sen. Edward M. Kennedy [D-Mass.], his challenger, in a peace-making effort.
The president said he would be willing to have the platform deal with such points of contention in general language, so as to accommodate Kennedy in a spirit of compromise.
"We'll make it easy for him," Carter said of Kennedy.
Kennedy, in Burband Calif., said, "I would welcome the opportunity to meet with the president at any time.I would say to him that prior to the time that the roll is called at the convention, that we ought to have a debate and a dialogue on the central concerns of our party...so the delegates can make an informed choice.
"In the area of the platform, the Democrats ought to make that decision," he said. "It shouldn't be just a matter of sitting down between the president and myself."
President Carter yesterday said he is eager to meet Ronald Reagan in campaign debate, but flatly foreclosed any confrontation with John B. Anderson on grounds that "it's ridiculous for an incumbent Democratic president" to consider debating two Republicans at once.
Carter said he would refuse to enter any debate that included Anderson, the independent presidential candidate who, he added, is likely to cost the Democratic ticket votes in the fall.
". . . Whatever success Anderson has in the general election period will be a help to Ronald Reagan at my expense," the president said on the CBS-TV program "Face the Nation," to be broadcast today.
"There's no doubt in my mind," he said. Carter also said that as a Republican, Anderson represents "generaly the same philosophy" as Reagan.
A portion of the transcript of the CBS program was made public yesterday.