The Campaign: The Sleeper v. the Stumbler

Vice-presidential candidates generally get excellent training to serve as No. 2 men. They spend much of their campaigns in the boondocks, are subject to unnerving changes of schedule, and go largely unnoticed. This year, however, the veep candidates are attracting more attention than usual, one because he is proving a more promising prospect than most people suspected, the other because of his monumental boo-boos.

Jogginq Institutions. The sleeper is Maine's Senator Edmund Muskie.* In the western Pennsylvania city of Washington last week, Muskie gave an impressive display of coolness. For three minutes, he stood silently at the microphone in front...

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