The World: Tory Leader Robert Stanfield: I Am What I Am

THAT much-abused political adjective charismatic has never been applied to Robert Lome Stanfield. In personal appearance and public demeanor, he makes Richard Milhous Nixon seem almost gaudy. His balding head seems to come to a point, his chin is somehow thin and droopy at the same time, his lips look pinched even when he smiles, and he has a fondness for gray suits. Even after five years as Canada's Opposition Leader, Stanfield conceded that "there are a good many Canadians to whom I'm still a bit obscure."

It is unlikely that Stanfield's image will...

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