THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Squandering a Splendid Asset

The Presidency

In Washington, where Jane Fonda once condemned the System, where angry farmers three months ago unleashed frightened goats, where Moonies have sung and right-to-lifers raged, there last Thursday afternoon were several hundred small businessmen standing in polished shoes and a light mist to tell their Government that they were opposed to yet another layer of regulation.

They stood around the Capitol somewhat apprehensively, massed specifically against the labor reform bill being debated in the Senate, but a symbol of something far broader and deeper than that one issue.

They came from Ohio and Massachusetts and Missouri. There is no memory of...

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