Tacking Further to the Right

In a strategy switch, Kemp talks tougher on foreign policy

It is an ancient rule for politicians. When far behind, rattle the chessboard and hope the pieces come down in a more promising alignment. New York Congressman Jack Kemp, struggling to reach the top rank of Republican presidential candidates, tried that gambit last week in Washington. Speaking before the 14th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Kemp demanded that Secretary of State George Shultz resign. Said Kemp: "The Shultz doctrine is not the same thing as the Reagan doctrine."

The audience of 500 applauded wildly. Most of these activists backed Ronald Reagan as far back as 1976, when he nearly wrested the...

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