The Campaign Goes Into Low Gear

Quitting, quibbling and carping, candidates skip the elevated debate

THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN DIDN'T COME TO A complete stop last week, but it did slow down long enough for one White House hopeful to get off. David Duke announced that he would end his quest for the Republican nomination and promised not to launch a third-party bid this fall. Score one for Patrick Buchanan (assist to H. Ross Perot).

Less propitious was word that Paul Tsongas had suffered a relapse from lymphatic cancer as recently as 1987. Tsongas insisted that he had not misled the public last fall with stipulations of good health. "There was never a recurrence," he said, "in...

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