Sunday, July 04, 2004

The Ford Brain Trust

A note under that same title from a Joseph Sobran column last June on choosing your advisors carefully. Among other things.

In a tribute to Ronald Reagan in "Newsweek", former President Gerald Ford recalls Reagan's powerful 1976 effort to wrest the Republican nomination from him. Ford was so impressed by Reagan as a campaigner that he wanted him for his running mate. But his two chief advisers said that "under no circumstances" should Reagan be on the ticket. Ford, of course, lost the election to Jimmy Carter; Reagan might have made the difference.

The two advisers were Don Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. I'll let you draw your own moral.