A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 4, 1968

THE candidate for one of the two highest offices in the land stood on a high bluff in Montana, drinking in an awe-inspiring panorama of mountains in the distance and the Yellowstone River snaking away below, a trickle of gold under a setting sun. Turning to a companion, he inquired, "Is there one for the enlisted men?"*

Was this Nixon, Humphrey, Wallace, Muskie or Agnew? If you guessed correctly that it was Spiro Agnew, you are qualified to try matching the candidates with the following clues to their character, gathered by TIME correspondents accompanying them on the campaign trail.

— Which of the...