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With His Wit About Him

Bob Dole likes nothing better than salting his conversation with wry barbs, often aimed at Bob Dole. He even pokes fun at his presidential ambitions, which are...

10 Questions for Bob Dole

Retired Senate majority leader Robert Dole ran for vice president in 1976 and for President in 1980, 1988 and 1996. He came up short each time but collected a...

CAMPAIGN '96: THE HARD WAY

It was time to go and he knew it. Not just because he was faltering in the polls (although that played no small part), not only because he was getting trampled...

WILL THE REAL BOB DOLE PLEASE STAND UP?

FOR MONTHS, COLIN POWELL was Bob Dole's obsession. Having lost the Republican presidential nomination twice, this time Dole believes the prize is rightfully his...

HOW HE GOT THERE

Early in the morning of Nov. 5, 1995, exactly a year before Election Day, Bob Dole was jetting from South Dakota to accompany the man whose job he sought. As...

And Now It's Her Turn

Let's suppose that you were test-marketing an antidote for a nation that had just impeached the most ambitious, adulterous, undisciplined and profane President...

CONVENTION '96: PUNCHING UP THE TICKET

For a moment last week, two traits of Bob Dole the lawmaker came to the rescue of Bob Dole the candidate--the ability to swallow your pride and to make peace...

THE SOUL OF DOLE

Bob Dole says he trusts in the hard way, and well he might, hailing from the garden of pressed sand called western Kansas, where the weather's hard, the water's...

THE CORPORATE DOLE

Bob Dole promises to eliminate "corporate welfare," but like many of his former Senate colleagues, he often advanced the causes of private interests. These...

CAMPAIGN '96: WHY BOB DOLE IS STUCK IN A RUT

Until Hurricane Fran beat him to it, Bob Dole had planned to spend last Friday campaigning in New Jersey, trying hard to make a dent in another crucial swing...

BOB DOLE: THE LONE RANGER

IN THE MOMENTS THAT HAVE MATTERED most in Bob Dole's life, he has found himself alone. He was alone when he charged up a rocky hill to a German machine-gun nest,...

CAMPAIGN '96: WILL LOVE FIND A WAY?

You can marry for love. You can marry for convenience. Or you can let others (who say they have your best interests at heart) arrange a marriage for you. In the...

THE MATING GAME

The last telephone conversation between Bob Dole and Colin Powell had all the romance of a bad blind date. Ending months of silence between the men, Powell...

THE BRAND-NEW BOB DOLE

"IT FEELS GOOD TO BE IN OHIO," BOB DOLE SAID last Tuesday. "Good to be among friends.'' "It feels good to be in Dallas," Dole said last Wednesday. "Good to be...

CAMPAIGN '96: WHAT DOLE IS DOING WRONG

A SNAPSHOT FROM THE WEEK Everything Went Wrong in the Dole campaign. There is the candidate, hours after delivering one of the worst and most important speeches...

BEATING THE DOLE-DRUMS

ON THE WALL OF BILL LACY'S office at Dole campaign headquarters, a huge calendar keeps track of the strategist's obsessions. In each box, for each day, is a...

THE POLITICAL INTEREST: NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME

For a few brief moments last week, Bob Dole soared. after his self-destructive waffles about tobacco, assault weapons and abortion, Dole found in education...

IN SEARCH OF THE REAL BOB DOLE

One day last February, shortly after joining the Dole campaign, I managed to position myself up close to the Senator so that I could get a sense of what he was...

WHAT DOLE WON'T CUT

In the six weeks since Bob Dole announced his economic plan, he has been attacked for not being specific enough. But that's not fair. The Republican candidate...