Pundits mused on Ford's political style. ABC's Cokie Roberts (no link) recalled that her Congressman father was "fast friends" with Ford when they led their respective parties in the House. NBC's Ford-era White House correspondent Tom Brokaw will be among those offering a formal eulogy to Ford next week: "He was steady as a rock through it all. He had no demons. He had no agenda. He was not complex. He was straightforward. He told the truth--so far as he could, politically." ABC's George Will (no link) called him "no Superman" lacking in eloquence. "The country wanted political Prozac and got it in Ford. It had had a decade of traumas…and in walked a man conspicuous for his normality."
CBS' in-house historian Douglas Brinkley (no link) gave Ford credit for having the "courage" to cut and run from Vietnam: "His policy allowed the South Vietnamese to emigrate to the United States."
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