THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Refuge in the Rose Garden

The Presidency

Senator Edward Kennedy is taunting President Carter to come out from the Rose Garden and fight fair and square. He feels that he would benefit from a head-to-head encounter, or be enhanced by having a live President near by to attack. It probably is worth the gamble, but Kennedy could be wrong.

There is a body of political seers who are pressuring Jimmy Carter to join the primary fray so that Kennedy cannot make an issue of Carter's absence. Reporters naturally want a spectacle, and so in the name of the national interest they are calling for the President to...

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