Executive View: The Managers' Favorite Candidate

Executive View

John Hanley, chairman of Monsanto Co., remembers his moment of conversion. Last March, at a Citibank board meeting in Manhattan, he heard a Georgetown University political analyst expound on America's deteriorating position in the world. As Hanley recalls, "I went home to St. Louis and sat down alone in my office and listed all the candidates from both parties who could conceivably run. Never mind if we could elect him, but who would have the best chance of changing the situation? It was clear as a bell to me that it was John Connally. I sent him a check and...

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