Inside The Brain Trust

Michael Dukakis' career has been marked by a supreme self-sufficiency. As Governor, he has tended to keep his own counsel. When asked to name his boss's five or six closest advisers, a Dukakis aide said, "Some people might argue that there aren't five or six." But in recent years Dukakis has learned, if only by necessity, to rely on a wider group. As the campaign gathers momentum, the outlines of a Dukakis brain trust are taking shape.

A stint in Cambridge helps gain admittance. In fact, some aides openly worry about the appearance of a Harvard mafia. The Governor's closest confidant...

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