The G.O.P.? Wait Till '88

Among Republicans, speculation about female vice-presidential nominees is purely that, since George Bush is not about to be nudged off the ticket. The Republicans, however, might have more to gain from having a woman on their ticket, since it is Ronald Reagan who is struggling to close the gender gap. Moreover, the Republicans might have an easier time picking a top-drawer female candidate. "We would be in a better a position than the Democrats," says Kansas Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum, 51, who heads the list of her party's female vice-presidential prospects, "because we...

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