Washington, D.C. As a microcosm of the world crisis in leadership. U.S. President Gerald Ford is presently engaged in a leadership crisis of his own. I have just returned from witnessing Mr. Ford's arrival and opening commentary to the assembled delegates of the NATO nations in the much publicized NATO Summit Conference at Brussels, Belgium. In a private discussion and in a televised interview with Prime Minister Leo Tindemans of Belgium on the following morning, I asked him what his personal impressions of President Gerald Ford were. His remarks were very favorable and he told me he was quite impressed with Mr. Ford as an open-minded, candid, honest and strong personality. As an observer in Brussels, I too, was impressed with President Ford's comments and with his personal magnetism as he delivered his speech at the Brussels airport soon after his arrival and greeting by Belgian King Baudouin and the Secretary General of NATO, Joseph Luns.
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