Essay: Is Reagan Dutch or O & W?

Familiarity breeds nicknames, so it stands to reason that the more we get to know President-elect Ronald Reagan, the more likely we are to call him by any other name. But which one? Mr. Reagan calls Mrs. Reagan "Mommie," and she him "Ronnie." According to the New York Times, Mr. Reagan's tailor, Frank Mariani, also calls him Ronnie ("Ronnie is rather conservative"). Should we too call him Ronnie? Or should we call him O & W?

That evidently is a pet name reporters have given Mr.

Reagan, abbreviating "oldest and wisest," an epithet that...

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