THE PRESIDENCY: The Sweet Fruits of Success

The Presidency/ Hug Sidey

If Jimmy Carter looks out over the White House fence these next few days through those weary eyes of his, he may find out that America just loves it when a President succeeds, no matter what party he is from or how his brother behaves in public.

It is a phenomenon as old as the Republic but mercifully just as valid today as 202 years ago. Forget for these hours all the talk about creating a "new image" and also the considerable catalogue of complaints compiled against the 39th President. The bottom line this week on Camp David...

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