THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Toward an Uncertain Spring


It has been a long winter's journey into February. From Boston and Miami to San Diego and Spokane, with Wilmington, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Dayton, Denver and Las Vegas in between.

Good land down below. Good people when you get there. What we used to call Richard Nixon's people for the most part. Supermarket proprietors, cattlemen, computer salesmen, bankers, suburban housewives and mothers-the people who plan and manage the American way of life.

Vignettes of this broad country snatched on the run can be misleading; they are apt to go stale by morning or obscure what is real. Yet the winter's impressions are supported...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!