THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: This Is the Toughest'

There was a touch of Uncle Jerry about the President when he talked of Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter last week. Reagan was a professional performer. "That's been his life," mused Ford in the Oval Office. "He's been very skillful in picking several very emotional issues," he continued. "And the combination of his performance and the use of certain issues has generated a lot of public support... but I certainly hold no grudge against my Republican opponent, and I don't believe he does as far as I am concerned. I can remember...

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