Eyes on the Starting Gate

With Bush's popularity dipping because of his tax-lips flip, Democrats seem a bit more interested in his potential vulnerability. Some prancing in the paddock:

MARIO CUOMO A shoo-in against an amateur in New York's gubernatorial election. But third terms tend to be disasters, and the once coy Gov refuses to rule out a run.

JESSE JACKSON He's seeking the no-substance job of D.C. shadow senator, but still eyes the top. Noting his early poll lead, he complains, "That's why you don't have any discussions about the polls."

BILL BRADLEY The 6-ft. 5-in. former hoops star has the stature to be President,...

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