Form letter in answer to pro-Carter letters
A form letter in response to mail concerning governor Clements negative views of President Carter. This letter features Karl Rove's hand written notes.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"William P. Clements Campaign Records, 1977-1989"
Campaign Records Addendum
Cushing Memorial Library & Archives
Clements Texas Papers
WILLIAM P. CLEMENTS, JR. GOVERNOR OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR STATE CAPITOL AUSTIN, TEXAS 78711 SUGGESTED SAMPLE LETTER IN ANSWER TO PRO-CARTER LETTERS kr2- Thank you for your recent letter. I appreciate your expressing your views to me. The nature of the political system of our country is that there has to be a certain competitiveness of ideas. We have many complex issues to face and I have personal convictions about how these issues must be solved. It is the essence of the free democratic system that opposing viewpoints must be heard so that all people can be exposed to various ideas for the solutions to our many problems. Unless I am in agreement with President Carter's ideas, I have a responsibility to voice my opinions where we differ. My negative views of President Carter are not meant in any way to be derogatory of the official office and position of the Presidency, but strictly directed at the programs of the man who happens to be President. I hope you understand. Sincerely, ott.N.,.....104.1r. William P. Clements, Jr. Governor of Texas WPC:cap