Look Away, Dixieland

Voices from the South size up the candidates for Super Tuesday

At a cattle-ranch rally in North Carolina, the crowd polished off the remnants of a barbecued pig and the bluegrass band wound up a rollicking rendition of Rocky Top as Al Gore mounted the platform. "I've been on the side of the average workingman and -woman," he drawled earnestly. "I've been on the side of the small farmers." Standing in front of a monument to Confederate heroes in South Carolina, Pat Robertson reminded his audiences that "I went to school where Robert E. Lee was president." In heavily Hispanic Corpus Christi and San Antonio, Michael Dukakis appeared in TV commercials, speaking...

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