Posted in Politics by Steven Hayward
A great article. But the reference to the Tea Party as a "faction" made me cringe. WWPD?
"In 1974, Reagan turned down an invitation for a regular commentary on the “CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite” — a slot most politicians would have killed for — because he thought he’d be overexposed on television. Again, leave them wanting more."
Sounds like CBS was following "Friends close, enemies closer". I wonder if they hoped to control him, moderate him or discredit him by a public firing or something. Maybe they wanted protection from Nixon.
Anyway, he chose the FDR model again--radio!
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