Chattanooga will miss his judgment and leadership!
A battle Tom Griscom helped win during an important time in United States history! Tom Griscom served as Director of Communications for President of the United States Ronald Reagan. I have attached a link below.
— A few days before the President was to leave for Europe, Tom Griscom received a call from the chief of staff, Howard Baker, asking Griscom to step down the hall to his office. “I walked in and it was Senator Baker [Baker had served in the Senate before becoming chief of staff] and the secretary of state—just the two of them.” Secretary of State George Shultz now objected to the speech. “He said, ‘I really think that line about tearing down the wall is going to be an affront to Mr. Gorbachev,'” Griscom recalls. “I told him the speech would put a marker out there. ‘Mr. Secretary,’ I said, ‘The President has commented on this particular line and he’s comfortable with it. And I can promise you that this line will reverberate.’ The secretary of state clearly was not happy, but he accepted it. I think that closed the subject.”–
An excerpt from: “Tear Down This Wall” How Top Advisers Opposed Reagan’s Challenge to Gorbachev – But Lost By Peter Robinson