The Presidency: Pressing the Pinstripe Suit

Pressing the Pinstripe Suit

They looked up one day last week in the White House and discovered they were in another political campaign, this one a global face-off with the Soviet Union's Mikhail Gorbachev as the other candidate.

"It's like '84," said a presidential aide. "We've got oversight groups meeting to plan our approach to the summit. Policy papers are being prepared for the President. The speechwriters are gearing up. Our advancemen have been to Geneva a couple of times already. The media have a powerful desire to see a contest and are pounding the drums."

Little did Ronald Reagan know on that teary night...

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