THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Still Searching for a Formula

He is wiser, more lined and grayer. World anguish is a real village in India, which he smells, sees and hears. His wife is closer to him, but less independently visible than back in the campaign. He is less the preacher and more the educator. His speeches have become more substantive, detailing policy, not promises. He is at once more flexible and firmer. He can knock back a couple of bourbons at night with a man he likes. Ruefully he has admitted to himself that Georgetown gossip can affect his leadership. He is developing personal intuition about individual congressional leaders...

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