THE PRESIDENCY: Pushing the Human Side

"By March," Presidential Adviser John Ehrlichman predicted in mid-January, "all the press carping will be forgotten. The President will have announced this year's program. He'll have the initiative. He'll have a forward-looking, dynamic aspect."

Ehrlichman's optimism was at least premature. In March the President's "new American revolution" is sputtering on Capitol Hill. The Gallup poll found that, thanks to Laos, 69% of the American people think the Administration "is not telling the public all they should know" about Viet Nam. Nor is there any dramatic improvement yet in either inflation or unemployment....

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