A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 3, 1980

In the course of a long presidential election campaign a chosen few journalists enjoy the opportunity of watching candidates go through their dawn-to-dusk schedules from a claustrophobic range. Last week in Waco, Texas, TIME Photographer Arthur Grace was reminded that the candidates get a good chance to watch journalists too. As he posed for the accompanying picture with Jimmy Carter and Correspondent Christopher Ogden, Grace was surprised to hear the President call him his "secret adviser." Added Carter: "Whenever I speak, I look to you to see if you're going to give me the thumbs up or down."

For Ogden, the remark...

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