Campaign Journal: Jack the Unlikely Ripper Kemp plays hardball

Jack the Unlikely Ripper Kemp plays hardball

Jack Kemp, the Boy Scout of supply-side economics, hates to speak ill of others. Like the "good shepherd" he so often cites, Kemp wants to convert both foe and friend to his vision of boundless growth through tax cuts and monetary reform. But so far his gauzy optimism has proved more boring than inspirational to voters; for months, he has idled near the bottom of the polls. Last week Pollyanna began to look more like Cruella De Ville: Kemp unleashed an uncharacteristically hard-nosed campaign that managed to rattle both George Bush and Bob Dole. In so doing, he elbowed his way...

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