Taking Aim at Reagan

The race is on, and the President is hard to hit

The campaigns for the Senate, for governorships, for seats in Congress and state legislatures are only starting to get into high gear. The results, when the votes are counted on Nov. 2, will be distorted by thousands of considerations of personality and local concerns. But a central theme is emerging: Who is to blame for the prolonged and severe U.S. recession?

It was an issue that both parties joined enthusiastically last week. President Ronald Reagan, in a televised news conference and a partisan...

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