THE CAMPAIGN: A-a-a-a-n-d They're Off!!!

For a month Ronald Reagan did no public politicking. Instead, he girded himself for the launching of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He consulted with experts on the economy and foreign policy. He met frequently with aides to discuss strategy. Above all, he husbanded his energy, winding up with a long weekend at the Palm Springs estate of an old friend, Publisher Walter Annenberg. Finally, looking rested and ruddy, Reagan last week pulled on an off-white sweater and green ski parka, gave a final flick of the comb to his...

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