Sticking by Their Man

Despite New Right carping, most conservatives still like Reagan

Ronald Reagan is the most conservative President elected since Ronald Reagan could vote. Still, his Administration's policies have often turned out not so conservative as his opponents on the left had feared. Or, conversely, as the volatile far right had giddily hoped. "Reagan," declares Howard Phillips, head of the New Right's Conservative Caucus, "is a total disaster."

Phillips, along with Richard Viguerie, publisher of the Conservative Digest, and a few other right-wingers have been hinting that they will oppose Reagan's reelection. But if last week's...

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