Reagan Takes Command

Rightists ride triumphant, but the nominee must widen his appeal to win Imagine this colloquy among Republican leaders as they gather around the celestial TV set to watch their party's convention. Theodore Roosevelt: It's a bully sight! Calvin Coolidge: Too expensive. Mark Hanna: Not much excitement. I can't see a single smoke-filled room. Henry Cabot Lodge: I'm worried about the westward tilt of the party. The East always supplied the intellectual leadership. T.R.: If I had not gone West . . . Coolidge:...

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