An Interview with Michael Dukakis

"Am I a liberal in the tradition of Roosevelt and Truman and Kennedy? Yes, I am"

As he flew home to Boston last Friday night after a week of campaigning, Michael Dukakis drank orange and cranberry juice and invited TIME Boston bureau chief Robert Ajemian and correspondent Michael Riley to join him for a 75-minute conversation.

Q. Last June, when the Vice President was deeply involved in planning his attacks, where were you? What were you doing? If you weren't doing enough, what does that say about you?

A. I think it says, with the benefit of hindsight, that we should have been planning and anticipating more than we were. Part of this, obviously, is my own...

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