THE PRESIDENCY: More Than a Candidate

"You have to appeal to people's best instincts, not their worst ones. You may win an election or so by doing the other, but it does a lot of harm to the country." —Harry Truman

Old Harry (in bronze) stares right across the Oval Office at Jimmy Carter every day, but the message is not getting through. Carter's hyperbole on his own greatness and Ronald Reagan's shortcomings and John Anderson's illegitimacy as a candidate now comes close to being fiction. The totality of the White House assault on every Reagan word and phrase and on Anderson's effort to gain a...

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