THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Yearning for Morality


Out on the prairies last week, Ronald Reagan missed few opportunities to reveal his indulgence in prayer and Bible reading. About the same time, California Governor Jerry Brown, the former Jesuit seminarian, was walking among the fishermen of Maryland's Eastern Shore, testing his presidential potential with scriptural overtones ("He who enters last shall be first").

It seems now to be an article of political faith that Americans want a man for President who reflects a strong and true strain of the basic precepts shared by our various religions. At the same...

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