So now the one-week blitz was over—the most intensive effort by a U.S. President, in or out of wartime, to rally the nation behind a common cause. A stream of high Government officials sought out television interviews and speech appearances to continue the crusade. Politicians searched for the high ground from which to fight the months of battles that lay ahead. The Administration began releasing figures to show how much money it thinks the average American consumer would actually be saving —instead of losing—under the President's program....

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