THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Change in the Set of the Jaw

President Carter looks different. Older, gaunter, grayer, tireder. All that is true. But it is something else.

Men and women who have worked with the President have looked up at the man across from them and seen something physically new, beyond the natural changes of aging. They have asked themselves exactly what it is—the intensity in the eyes, or the mouth line, or the fractional shift in his jaw set? No one seems quite sure. It could be as much what he says and how he says it. But from both the White House and beyond there is testimony that...

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