A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 4, 1984

The plaintive, but chauvinistic cry of one song from My Fair Lady is, "Why can't a woman be more like a man?" A dumb question, agree TIME staffers who covered the female vice-presidential candidates for this week's cover story: in ability, energy and commitment, male and female politicians meet on an equal footing. Still, in one area, style, there are sometimes fascinating differences. New York Bureau Chief John Stacks, who was struck by the talents of New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, says, "After spending nearly 20 years following male politicians, reporting on Ferraro...

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