The Nation: Does He Really Want It ?

There are some fascinating contradictions in Ronald Reagan's attitudes toward the biggest political prize. After traveling with him across the country for a week, TIME National Political Correspondent Robert Ajemian reported:

Hair. That thick, dark brown hair. Its youthful luster is the unmistakable badge of Ronald Reagan—no matter that the face under it is a weathered and suitable 64. Together, the face and hair form an extraordinary contradiction, and reporters are so fascinated by it that some of them have slipped into Reagan's barbershop, gathered the leavings off the floor and lab-tested them. No dye showed up, but the reporters remain skeptical.


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