THE CRISIS: The Pressure Builds on the President

Multiple crises, both personal and national, were surely at hand, and the embattled President was determined to demonstrate that he was in control of them. In a rush of Washington meetings Richard Nixon, looking flushed and haggard but speaking with animation, explained his plans to deal with the oil crisis to his Cabinet, congressional leaders, business executives, Governors and mayors. He bantered with the Governors about football, asked Maryland's Governor Marvin Mandel what was wrong with the Baltimore Colts, and laughed at Mandel's reply: "They...

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