Reagan Loses Steam

McLaughlin, John
April 1982
National Review;4/2/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p344
The article focuses on the political issues involving U.S. President Ronald Reagan. In an interview Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Bob Packwood charged that the President goes along on his own track at White House leadership conferences, anecdotalizing all problems away. According to the author, Packwood and other Republican senators owe their political majority to the President who swept a sufficient number of Republicans along with him into the Senate to make that majority possible. The author opines that get-tough time for Ronald Reagan has arrived. On his economic blueprint Reagan's no-give political position must be projected with force and tenacity, or the country will be faced with economic calamity.


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