Gore's New Ball Game

While flying to Houston on the afternoon of the New Hampshire primary, Al Gore phoned his campaign manager, Fred Martin, and got word that Paul Simon seemed to be capturing the second spot, behind Michael Dukakis. The Tennessee Senator could not suppress a smile: Super Tuesday might in fact herald the "new ball game" he had been predicting. But Gore wasn't smiling when he talked to Martin later. Richard Gephardt was scoring a solid second, undermining Gore's risky gambit of skirting the early contests. Instead of facing two liberal Yankees on Super Tuesday, Gore must now jump-start against a Border State...

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