Forum, Sep. 20, 1976

Doleful G.O.P.

To the Editors:

The Ford-Dole presidential ticket [Aug. 30] will be tough. Democrats should return to their battle stations. And Jimmy Carter should not ship his furniture or appoint his Cabinet yet.

Thomas B. Givens Renton, Wash.

My moderate instincts warn me against Dole's smart-alecky shallowness as he stalks arrogantly along. There is something of the Nixon-Agnew flavor here. I wonder uneasily how distressing it would be should this glib practitioner, by some unfortunate circumstance, become President.

Henry E. Biggs Front Royal, Va.

Robert Dole is a man of intelligence, humor and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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