To the Editor:
Only the most devoted party member, Democrat or Republican, is likely to challenge Paul Johnson’s observations [“A World Without Leaders,” July] on the mediocre quality of our political leadership. And that, precisely, is the direction one should look for the source of this problem, not Congress, as Mr. Johnson suggests in his concluding paragraph. . . . The fault, I believe, can be traced to . . . a party system that is becoming ever more insular.
What did this system offer the American people in 1992? President Bush and Candidate Not-Bush who, in major respects, resembles George Bush more and more as time goes by. And, as we have seen, President Bush . . . most resembled President Carter. . . .
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