Jackson Plays by the Rules

A good soldier—but drafting his own battle plan

He has not lost his touch. Preaching before mostly black audiences in Pine Bluff, Ark., Lexington, Ky., and Savannah, Ga., last week, he had them cheering and chanting after just a few minutes. But Jesse Jackson, no longer pursuing his own candidacy, is now stumping on behalf of Walter Mondale, his erstwhile opponent. If Jackson spent last spring and summer grandstanding, hectoring his party, demanding that it pay him respect, this fall he is out to show the Democratic establishment that he is a politician who can play by the rules too.

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