He was on his way -not to six fundraisers- but "to Western Europe, to promote peace and democracy in the Cold War era."
Fast forward to the present. Jonah Goldberg writes:
.... This morning when the jobs numbers came out and were greeted with all of the enthusiasm of a five-year-old discovering his surprise Christmas pony had choked to death on a Lego Luke Skywalker, I tweeted "When you're marching down the wrong road, making 'Forward' your slogan is less than entirely helpful."
Later, by which I mean about five minutes ago, I remembered that this was an idea better expressed by C. S. Lewis, who said: