Is He More Out of Touch Than Ever?

The old issue of Reagan's detachment is again a sensitive topic

What's wrong with this picture? The President walks jauntily into the West Wing of the White House and is greeted by smiling aides, who tell him everything is going well. The chief of staff strides into the Oval Office bearing position papers sanitized of all controversy; the President looks over the choices at the bottom and checks off a preference as routinely as if he were ordering dessert from the White House menu. All is serene.

What's wrong with this picture is its almost bizarre irrelevance to the world outside the White House windows. Ronald Reagan's Administration has been gravely wounded...

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