Originally Posted by patteeu
No. In addition to being a better leader, he was also better at working with the opposition and not alienating them.
Because he needed to give them their domestic agenda in order to get his military agenda regarding dealing with the Soviets.
Although, he still should have made a go of getting rid of the DoE.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison