Re-posted: Did Ronald Reagan ever compromise?
In 1983, President Reagan was asked this question:
Mr. President, Ed Lecius from Nashua, New Hampshire. We’ve been reading in the Union Leader in recent weeks and hearing from our senior Senator Gordon Humphrey, that they feel that you’re moving away from the policies and principles that got you elected. How would you react to those statements by
President Reagan responded:
Well, I had a fine conversation with Nackey Loeb recently. We ran across each other when I was in Boston. And I know that it can look that way.
I’m not retreating an inch from where I was. But I also recognize this: There are some people who would have you so stand on principle that if you don’t get all that you’ve asked for from the legislature, why, you jump off the cliff with the flag flying.
I have always figured that a half a loaf is…
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