Time Essay: Looking for Mr. President

Tall, stately John Connally of Texas "looks like a President." So wrote stocky, rumpled James Reston in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago. Since the assertion was right out of the Political Writer's Handy Kit of Solemn Banalities, it could be conscientiously forgotten. It probably will not be, so the question lingers: What does it mean?

The U.S. is eternally looking for somebody who supposedly looks like a President. Once again, the presidential field is prematurely swarming with contenders and pretenders, each selling a face and figure as heaven-sent for White...

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