Nation: Not a Cross Word Between Us

The new pragmatism overcomes even an old antagonism

For George Bush, the vice presidential nomination is not just a consolation prize but a goal that he has pursued for two years—or so his aides are now saying. At their first strategy meetings in 1978, one adviser told TIME last week, Bush and his campaign planners recognized that Ronald Reagan might well be unbeatable in 1980. So, says this aide, Bush decided at the outset to campaign for the Oval Office and simultaneously to position himself for the vice presidency....

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