25. It is useful to recall Jimmy Carter at and the success of
the 1979 Summit, in contrast to the the relative failure of both
U.S. President and G-7 Summit in 1980. The same pattern holds
for President Ford in 1975 and 1976, President Reagan in 1983
and 1984 (if not 1987-88), and President Bush in 1991 and 1992.
As Halifax is President Clinton's penultimate rather than prospectively
final G-7 Summit, the chances for success are enhanced.