Off and Not Yet Running

Reagan touches key political bases in the Sunbelt

To Ronald Reagan, the occasion was a "homecoming." To others, it looked like an exploratory mission on the 1984 presidential campaign trail. Either way, the President was clearly in his political element last week, as he escaped the legislative infighting of Washington for a two-day foray into the Sunbelt.

In San Antonio, Reagan spent 45 minutes with a flag-waving crowd of 1,000 people, including some 500 Hispanic Americans; he sipped lemonade, munched on a guacamole taco, and expounded on his economic and Central American policies. In...

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