THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: No Place for a Man to Hide

Does Jimmy Carter really think that a President can "hide in the White House" as he has accused Jerry Ford of doing? If so, Carter is in for a rude shock should he get the job.

A President may avoid reporters' questions for a time, but events claw at him 24 hours a day. There is no escape. "The whole damned world ends up on the White House threshold," sighed a Ford aide last week. At about that moment Ford was down in the basement, sleeve rolled up, getting his swine-flu shot to demonstrate it...