A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 26, 1979

Though the 1980 election is still eleven months away, Republican Candidate Ronald Reagan says he is already spending so much time traveling that he no longer feels that he just gets on airplanes: "I wear them." That view is shared by TIME's National Political Correspondent, John Stacks, who has a mandate to range far and frequently to meet candidates and test political moods. In the past two months, Stacks has done extensive firsthand reporting on Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, California Governor Jerry Brown, Texas Republican George Bush and Reagan. He and Los Angeles Correspondent Joseph Kane collaborated on the profile and...

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