Is It All Over? Not quite.

Dukakis is finally campaigning with populist passion -- and hoping for late-inning lightning

The dread moment for a political campaign comes when reporters, and sometimes ordinary citizens, start asking whether the candidate has already lost and the actual vote has become a formality. That nadir arrived for Michael Dukakis early last week. Following his lackluster performance in the second debate with George Bush, stories appeared that the Duke had effectively written off most of the country to concentrate his last desperate efforts on 18 states with 272 electoral votes -- a mere two over the number required for victory -- in which he still had a chance. The reports were denied, but not very...

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