THE VICE PRESIDENCY: The Veep Most Likely to Succeed?

As usual, Jerry Ford bounced into the' day at 6 a.m., rising after only 5Y2 hours of sleep. He skimmed the Washington Post—"I turn to the sports pages first" —and then he spent 20 minutes speed-reading a copy of the detailed daily news digest that is prepared for President Nixon. By 8 a.m., along with other House chieftains, Minority Leader Ford was at the State Department for a 90-minute breakfast briefing by Secretary Henry Kissinger, whom Ford deeply respects. Then he settled down to spend a large part of this momentous day...

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