National Affairs: Unblinking Candidate

As though trying to make the TV lens blink first, Ohio's five-term Democratic Governor Frank Lausche turned his massive head and stared squarely into the eye of the Meet the Press camera. Making a rare appearance on national television last week, Lausche's words were just as direct as his gaze.

Because he hardly ever wanders outside of Ohio and tends strictly to business within his state, Lausche is not well known to most politicians and pundits, who have only the general impression that he is conservative in his outlook, eccentric in his behavior and unbeatable in Ohio elections. But after his refreshingly...

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