Campaign Journal The One Who Can't Win

Hart's problems proliferate

Perhaps it was just coincidence that the B-grade thriller Return of the Living Dead was playing at the only movie house in Ottawa, Kans., when Gary Hart came home again last week. But it was fitting. Six weeks after Hart burst back into the Democratic race, the surge of excitement has subsided. Even in Ottawa, where he was born and raised, the ardor has cooled. Only a few hours before his nephew was to appear before the local chamber of commerce, not even Uncle Ralph Hartpence could resist telling a Gary-and-Donna joke or two.

And so it goes wherever Hart leads...

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