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From Bush, a lesson in discretion

Dec 05, 2018 - Philadelphia Inquirer

I was a footnote to an historic moment in President George H.W. Bush's life, which ended on Friday. It was a moment that says a lot about him and what we've lost along the way.

In 1976, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan closely contested the Republican presidential nomination with President Gerald R. Ford. As they headed to the party convention in Kansas City, Mo., Ford was narrowly ahead.

Reagan attempted a daring gambit. To try to wrest Pennsylvania's delegates from Ford, Reagan...