On Keeping Out of the Cross-Currents

So many politicians, including candidates for President, often find their campaigns bogged down and themselves distracted by political peripherals — those inconsequential matters that neither warrant comment nor merit involvement. Consequently, they find the national debate of issues neglected and the interests of the nation not served. Instead, they should learn from Calvin Coolidge, who demonstrated the focus on what is essential in public service and in a vibrant and ongoing discussion of the principles and policies that nourish a sound, constitutional government.

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