THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Jerry Ford's Lengthening Shadow

Jerry Ford has a shadow presidency already. It is formless as yet, nothing much more than a feeling. But its presence pervades Capitol Hill and the big departments and the White House.

It is subtly molding decisions and events. It is not Ford's doing. It comes from a growing yearning within the political system to get Richard Nixon out of office. It comes from the rush of events that batter the presidency. No one can do much about it.

A young man helping design the new Nixon welfare legislation suddenly was asked if he had considered Ford's position, since Ford...

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