An entire generation or two has grown up without knowing what it’s like to have a president leave the White House in disgrace.
A few hours later, Gerald Ford took office…
The new “era of good feeling” lasted a month. And then he pardoned the former president.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.