Nation: Two Ex-Presidents Assess the Job

As the presidential campaign drew to a close, there was increasing concern about the job itself. Has too much power been stripped from the presidency? Alternatively, is the job simply too much for any one man to handle? Should it be streamlined? Reorganized? Aside from the incumbent, only two living Americans can answer from their own experience. One, Richard Nixon,.skillfully used the presidential powers ultimately led to his resignation and to some of the very weakening of the presidency that he decries. The other, Gerald Ford, inherited the office after more than two...

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