Nation: Candidate Reagan Is Born Again

His staff is grooming him as a middle-of-the-roader

At his palatial home on Point Loma in San Diego, Savings and Loan King Kim Fletcher had gathered 150 real estate developers, oil contractors and other members of the local gentry to meet former Governor Ronald Reagan. For $200 each, the guests sipped drinks, munched on roast beef and chicken, and listened to the man who is universally considered to be the G.O.P.'s front-running candidate.

He didn't disappoint them. "I feel just fine." he chuckled, waving aside the unmentioned fact that he is 68. Holding out his...

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