So, Was “Silent Cal” Coolidge Right After All?
Suddenly, Coolidge is cool!
Reagan’s admiration for Coolidge spread throughout the G.O.P. establishment. Consultant Roger Stone threw July 4 birthday parties in Coolidge’s honor. Robert Novak called Coolidge the next-best president after Reagan. Robert Sobel’s Coolidge: An American Enigma became a best-seller. Wall Street Journal editorial writer Jude Wanniski called a Coolidge speech to New York City’s National Republican Club “the most lucid articulation” of the supply-side economics “by a politician in modern times.”