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 candidate most of all. He was in a mood to relax, to be himself. Ambling through the press section, Hart settled into a seat, sipped a drink and spoke freely about his campaign.

Hart believes the news media have not given his candidacy an altogether fair shake. It was suggested to him that more spontaneous chats with journalists might make for a more sympathetic press. "I can't do that," Hart...

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