THE WHITE HOUSE: Ford: Trying to Reverse the Slide

"The press is caricaturing him as Bozo the Clown," one of Gerald Ford's wisest and most experienced advisers lamented last week. "The Democrats regard him as the devil incarnate, and Ronnie Reagan wants his job. The President is struggling against a tremendous complex of problems."

From the moment he announced his candidacy last July, Ford has often been his own worst enemy. He barnstormed the U.S. as though it were his old congressional district in Grand Rapids, and succeeded only in giving the impression of being a President on the run. To dramatize...

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