Perot Calls in the Pros

But the Bush camp is still looking for Mr. Bad Guy to whip a listless campaign into shape

George Bush and Ed Rollins have never enjoyed an easy relationship. As Vice President, Bush despised the Republican political consultant's habit of dumping on g.o.p. candidates who performed poorly in public. Two years ago, Bush tried to have Rollins fired after he urged Republican congressional candidates by fax to "oppose the President" and his support for a 1990 tax increase. Four months ago, when Bush needed to shore up his political position, he hired Rollins' wife rather than the veteran White House operative. Relations began to warm three weeks ago when, according to a senior Administration official, Rollins sent Bush a...

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