Vice Presidential Chitchat

Buckley Jr., Wm.F.
June 1980
National Review;6/27/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p800
The article comments on current political issues in the U.S. as of June 1980. It asserts that Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan would not select a conservative Democrat as a running-mate. It also predicts that, contrary to conventional wisdom, former U.S. President Gerald Ford would accept an offer to run as Reagan's vice president. It argues that the U.S. is in no position to protect the sovereignty of the Persian Gulf now that it needs protection. It also argues that the U.S. should admit that it cannot meet the costs of keeping up the peace. Finally, it contends that Pope John Paul II's decision to ask Reverend Robert F. Drinan to withdraw from the U.S. Congress remains consistent with the strictures of the bishops' synod.


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