From The Publisher: Jan. 27, 1992

When we decided to put Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton on TIME's cover this week, one important ingredient of the effort was already in place. National political correspondent Larry Barrett was right where he is every fourth January: ankle-deep in snow and knee-deep in politics in New Hampshire. Larry actually received three assignments on Wednesday: he contributed to the main $ story analyzing Clinton as this year's Democratic front runner and to a piece on George Bush; he also wrote our story on the four other candidates working toward next month's primary.

A self-described "political junkie," Larry is used to the sudden...

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