The Great Debate Scorecard

All this week George Bush and Michael Dukakis are preparing intensely for Sunday night's kickoff debate. But the briefing books will soon be put aside so that they can turn their full attention to one of democracy's most important tests: delivering the "spontaneous" one-liners that could swing the election. At Bush headquarters, Roger Ailes is probably going over the script now. "Take it from the top, George. You turn to Dukakis and say, 'Governor, you call yourself a patriot, but I bet you don't even know the fourth verse of our national anthem.' " The sessions in the Dukakis camp are...

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