The notion that Ronald
Reagan by some alchemy is a "Teflon President," one with some
sort of magical resistance to being stained by his own actions, is a
natural precipitate of the high-tech political generation. The idea is
glitzy, and probably wrong. .
The popularity of the Reagan presidency and every other one is better
explained by basic physics. The specific gravity of Reagan's achievements
still is greater than that of his failures. If the balance changes in
the dark of some night in these next months, then every goof he has
ever made, every policy that has failed, every miniscandal...
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