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OPINION
Page 4 Thursday, January 20, 1983 The Michigan Daily

Will Hollings

be the man of

the hour?

By Michael Caro witz
With most attention being focused on the
,early frontrunners, the Democratic Party may
nd up overlooking one of its strongest possible
x ontenders for the White House. For all of his
experience as a U.S. Senator and a former
pgovernor, Ernest Hollings of South Carolina
still finds himself relatively unknown to the
~general public.
The tall, imposing figure of this lawmaker
1pnly began to be noticed early last year when
he single-handedly introduced an alternative to
President Reagan's national budget. The
Hollings' alternative came only a day after the
President challenged his critics to "put up or
shut up."
MORE RECENTLY, Hollings led the Senate

fight against the MX missile. His opposition
the missile was crucial if only because of his
reputation as a hawk on defense issues. In fact,
throughout the last year, Hollings found him-
self criticizing the military spending policies of
the Reagan administration with increasing
,frequency.
Hollings also differs at times with the leaders
of his own party. As a political centrist,-he has
spoken out against the liberal members of the
Democratic Party many times, yet his record
proves that he can forge alliances with these
same members when necessary. For example,
Hollings was the founder of the food stamp
program along with George McGovern. In ad-
dition, when he was still governor in the early
'60s, he was an early supporter of racial in-
tegration in the colleges of his state.
As a presidential nomination contender,

Hollings has nothing to lose and much to gain.
He is a man with a strong record that does not
include an embarrassing past. His candidacy
also enhances his reputation with party
regulars and among his Senate coleagues.
LIKE HIS RIVALS for the nomination,
Hollings needs to raise money and gain media
attention this year before the first caucuses
and primaries. If he can establish an early
foothold in the national polls, Hollings could do
quite well next year.
It is the primary calendar which ultimately
might determine the future of Hollings'
presidential hopes. The earliest primaries oc-
cur in states with relatively conservative to
middle-of-the-road electorates. These primary
voters, particularly those in the South, might
find a moderate candidate more attractive
than one with a liberal orientation. Strong
showings by Hollings in these states would

propel him into the frontrunner category.
Perhaps, by proving his vote-getting ability*
early on, Hollings could achieve what many
believe is a more realistic goal in 1984.
Hollings would be a perfect running mate for
a liberal nominee, particularly Walter Mondale.
HOLLINGS would balance a Mondale can-
didacy both ideologically and geographically.
The South Carolinan has already declared his
belief that Mondale is unable to carry the
South. The presence of Hollings on the ticket
might change that.
As a vice presidential candidate, Hollings
would gain enough attention to make him a
favorite for a future nomination. He would also
be able to strengthen his political base in the in-
tervening years.
While Hollings might be a wise choice as a
running mate for the Democratic nominee, he

should not be labeled as a regional candidate.
His knowledge and command of the issues
make him, in the words of Sen. Joseph Biden,
(D-Del.), a national senator.
Of course, Hollings still needs to think his
positions through and get his rhetoric down pat.
But he is a serious candidate in every sense;
his heavy campaign schedule for the last year
is evidence of this. He is simply a viable and
refreshing alternative to the familiar lines of
his liberal Democratic opponents.
Ernest Hollings wants to bring middle
America back into the Democratic Party.
Given a chance, he might bring even better
things to the nation as a whole. In a political
system where the best people seldom run for
office, Hollings deserves a closer look.
Carowitz is an LSA junior.

Gie MIItditgau I ai1
Edited and managed by students at The University of Michigan

Stewart

Vol. XCIII, No. 90

420 Maynard St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Editorials represent a majority opinion of the Daily's Editorial Board

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ministration's Arms Con- intransigence - ought to know by now
isarmament Agency, but that diplomatic negotiations don't
the job he was supposed to work that way.
ed compromise with the But the president has not learned the
was sacked. lesson. As a result when Rostow depar-
ted from the usual Reagan rigidity, he
ouster and the ad- was rewarded with a choice: He could
in's rejection of a com- either resign or be fired.
the deployment of nuclear The Western alliance and the
Europe point up two con- American people want more than just
problems with the United two simple choices. That means com-
tempts at arms control promise and continued serious talks
s: one involving the ad- after negotiations begin.
n's reluctance to com- The president's audacious fury cer-
e other, the rhetorical way tainly doesn't ease the way for the
inced its proposals. negotiations in Geneva. Reagan's ac-
t Reagan could never be tions seem to be designed more to
hing less than a hawk. He reassure apprehensive political allies
d the largest U.S. military in Washington than to reduce the
)eacetime and belligerently threat of nuclear war.
the Soviet Union wherever Unfortunately, the Soviets have their
d them to be meddling. Yet, own leadership to worry about, and
outward inclinations, the arms control has disintegrated into a
as proposed some workable see-saw propaganda campaign. Once
nts for reducing both inter- the administration and the Soviets end
1 and European nuclear this high-level shouting match, the
Vhy then, have they gotten negotiations can move forward - but
only if silence is accompanied by
onths of negotiations, the flexibility from both sides. What exists
tion's proposals have fallen now is a propaganda war which has lit-
e the United States has not tle effect on reducing the threat of a
e in the talks. Reagan - who nuclear war.

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LETTERS TO THE DAILY:

Of Russians, Americans, bookrush

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"TNTFESNO CIIANEINAMd '1$' THE S PLAN2,MEN
-WIE STILL PO'T HAVE OE~
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To the Daily:
Whatever happened to the
phrases "thank you," "you'rd
welcome," "excuse me," or "af-
ter you"?
Russians, who think nothing of
standing in line for hours just to
buy their daily groceries, would
be amused at American studen-
ts' temporary discomfort at
bookrush. The Russians' sullen
faces, amid the constant shuffle
of orderly confusion, rarely twit-
ch to offer the .simple genialities

generally expected here.
On this go-get-em campus,
however, waiting in line seems to
bring out the true natureof
students. We Americans are
fairly polite, but when it comes
time for bookrush-watch out.
I know. I worked during
bookrush at Ulrich's. A day in the
life.
Most students would simply
withstand the long wait in line,
happy to genially unload their
stack of books on the counter and

respond to cashier questions cor-
dially. They would depart with a
gracious, if curt, "Thanks a lot."
Butythen the "business school
types" would match up, their
faces wearing a stern expression,
as if practicing to be that soon-to-
be high roller in the business
world. They would fill out their
checks as if they were signing the
papers for the Bendix-Martin-
Marietta merger. And they would
respond to the timid cashier's
requests for ID with a
challenging '.What's
that?"-flipping their wallets
open as if they were flashing their
badge.
They would then carefully fold
their receipts into their wallets
and march straight out to tackle
the world-not a grunt of

gratitude uttered to the $3.35 ani
hour cashier.
Of course, there were the
joyous moments when the'
"sorority types" 'ould somehow
sing in the cashiers' direction:
"Gooo-ud! Thaanks! ba-
byyyyyyee!" (the simple and
unexpected pleasures of life).
Finally, the end of the shift
would come. The cashier would
try to dodge the crowd, oc-
casionally bumping into those
frantic students who just had to
find that .5mm mechanical pen-
cil. "Excuse me," the cashier
would say, smiling at the victim's
surprise and mentally counting
the rubles made for the day of
labor.
-Randy Watson
January 12

Vote, to save energy

To the Daily:
This April 4 Ann Arbor voters
will have an opportunity to sup-
port "The Energy Savings in
Rental Housing" Proposal.
If passed, this proposal will
phase in basic weatherization
requirements in rental housing,
which includes caulking,
weatherstripping, ceiling in-
sulation, storm windows,
automatic setback thermostats
and flue dampers.
Renters will be faced with an
opportunity to help control their
heating costs in a time of rapidly
rising energy prices. However, in
order to have a say in this matter,
renters and students must be
registered to vote here in Ann
Arbor.
Anybody who lives in Ann Ar-
bor can register to vote in Ann
Arbor. Even if the University
connsiders ou an "out-of-state"

Energy Savings In Rental
Housing" proposition make it
worthwhile for students to vote in
Ann Arbor. Even though an in-
dividual student is here for four
years, perhaps only two, students
as a group will always be living in
Ann Arbor.
It is important to be represen-
ted at the polling place. It is the
responsibility of those students
now in Ann Arbor to register to
vote and to vote in Ann Arbor.
It is simple to register and vote
in Ann Arbor and it is simple to
change your registration if and
when you move. People can
register to vote in Ann Arbor at
City Hall (Fifth & Huron), the
Ann Arbor Public Library (Fifth
& William), any Secretary of
State's office (There is one on
Church near S. University), or
when nnronahed h a dnnty

More-on Krell

To the Daily:
Can't you print music critiques,
instead of this self-indulgent gar-
bage. Specifically, C. E. Krell's
pointless wanderings. I have just
finished reading his preview of
Bow Wow Wow (Weekend,
"Barking Heads," Jan. 14). It
lacked continuity, and.
ultimately, made no sense. Krell
has a pompous attitude, and he
comes off as cinpletely
unqualified.
. Show me a source for Malcolm
McClaren's reason for forming
the band. It seemed to turn on
Krell as he spent more time on

classification is a misconception
by the press.
As for Krell's history of Bow
Wow Wow, inaccuracies abound.
In actuality, Mr. McClaren cog-
vinced the now ex-Ants to leave
Adam (who kept the name and
the sound and began his sum-
cessful career with a new crew);
and held auditions for the lead
singer of this new brainchild. Art
nabella beat 60 other hopefuls f0
become the new star of Mg
Claren's string of smash gro'ups _
Mr. Krell's "music reviews{
have been criticized before. Hii
review of the Peter Gabriel con=
ert wasa mish-mah nf wrd -

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