Again The Man to Beat

George Bush heads to warmer climes after confounding the doomsayers

Eleven a.m., primary day, Nashua, N.H. Lee Atwater, George Bush's campaign ! manager, is nearly beside himself with nervous energy. He has five phones going in his room at the Clarion Hotel. Ordinarily a health nut, he has mooched several cigarettes from assistants this morning, and puffs on them rapidly like a teenager learning how to smoke. An underling calls with the latest intelligence from fieldworkers: "Bush, by a point or two." The news is hardly reassuring, but Atwater keeps talking about a comeback. "One way a candidate, particularly a front runner, gets good," he says, "is to look into the...

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