THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: What It Takes to Do the Job

The Presidency

Years ago, somebody asked James Rowe, the forner administrative assistant to Franklin Roosevelt, whether his boss really understood all those complex Depression nostrums he was proposing. Rowe considered the question a few seconds, then replied: "I don't know—probably not, but Roosevelt sure knew how to be President."

"Being President" is the question before Jimmy Carter. His goals are noble, his ideals laudable, his dedication total, his knowledge expanding. But he still is a distance from "being President."

This mystery of leadership has been pondered since our beginnings...

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