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A lot of noise before the storm

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The president is not likely to get serious opposition in the primaries, once bravado is exhausted and everybody gets down to a real campaign. The president’s Republican critics will remember what happens when a president is bitten by snakes within his own party. The memory of what happened to Jimmy Carter is fresh enough. Ted Kennedy, thought to be the giant killer, challenged the hapless Mr. Jimmy in the primaries. “I’ll whip his ass,” said the Georgia Sunday-school teacher, and he did, only to lose to Ronald Reagan. Lightning can strike twice, and sometimes does.