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Nation: In Front, but for How Long?

Even in the era of the perpetual presidential campaign, 34 months before election is too early for a formal announcement of candidacy. But it is not too soon to...

Gary Hart Comes Out

Here's an unlikely bit of news for an election year: politically, Gary Hart is dead, but Che Guevara isn't. O.K., so it's a little more complicated than that...

The Ghost Of Gary Past

From the moment Gary Hart punctuated his withdrawal speech last May with a defiant "Hell, no!," the Democratic Party should have seen it coming. Why would Hart...

The Loneliest Long-Distance Runner

Gary Hart's ritual declaration of presidential candidacy had been foreordained ever since he promised the 1984 Democratic Convention, "This is one Hart you will...

I'M Not a Fool

His legs stretched out in a restaurant booth, Gary Hart looked tired but pleased with himself. He had found private life for seven months unbearable, he said...

The Man Who Wears No Label

With his hybrid ideology, Gary Hart resists classification Gary Hart embodies a lot of contradictions, and he knows it. He casts himself as the political...

Campaign Journal The One Who Can't Win

Perhaps it was just coincidence that the B-grade thriller Return of the Living Dead was playing at the only movie house in Ottawa, Kans., when Gary Hart came...

Just What Is He Up To?

Where once penitents donned hair shirts, now they appear with their hands clenched, facing Ted Koppel on ABC's Nightline. So it was last week with Gary Hart, as...

Testing the Front-Runner Jinx

After Mandate bowls over Illinois, Hart needs a win in New York In The Godfather, it was the severed head of a horse placed at the foot of the bed. In Treasure...

The Mourning After

At no point in the uproar that led to his withdrawal from the 1988 presidential campaign had Gary Hart given way to contrition and remorse, as he did during last...

Hart's New Legions

Nothing about Senator Gary Hart's campaign takeoff has confounded the experts quite so much as the identity and motivation of those who caused it—his newly...

Keeping The Press at Bay

When Gary Hart faced the inevitable question for the first time last week, it was uttered by a fresh-faced New Hampshire high school student. "Do you think...

A Moment Alone with Hart

The long-haul campaign day (Connecticut to Maryland to Louisiana to Washington, D.C.) had been grueling. Everyone on Gary Hart's chartered 727 was pooped, the...

Stakeouts And Shouted Questions

In the most famous play ever written about newspapermen, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur painted a sardonic portrait of hard-boiled, hardhearted journalists, but...

Press: Newswatch: A Little Longer in the Limelight

The press, which considers itself the arbiter of how long anyone lasts in the limelight, doesn't like to have that judgment challenged. Having once buried Gary...

Charting the Big Shift

With his wins in New England, Hart becomes the man to beat New Hampshire? Sure, Hart may have won, but only thanks to a bunch of idiosyncratic Yankees,...

Journey of a Small Town Boy

As Hart's fortunes rise, so does scrutiny of his past Most Americans are free to start over. They can leave home, shed old personas, lose their pasts, become...