Facing the Fatigue Factor

Always running at full tilt, the Candidates show the strain

The Denver reporter, who had not seen Gary Hart for weeks, thought he looked terrible—haggard, pale, tapped out.

"Don't you badly need a rest?" he asked when the candidate arrived in Colorado last week as the votes were being counted in Pennsylvania. Hart hemmed, hawed, then rasped almost plaintively, "Tomorrow will be the first day we've had off since Christmas." Back in Philadelphia, Walter Mondale, the eventual victor, had turned peevish during his last go-round of a day with reporters. Would he predict his margin...

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