OVER BEFORE IT STARTED

SLOWED BY ILLNESS AT THE WRONG MOMENT, DAN QUAYLE DECIDES HE WILL NOT MAKE A RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY

Dressed in a presidential blue suit and with his black Labrador, Breezy, at his side, Dan Quayle looked and sounded every bit the candidate last Tuesday, as he chatted with a Time correspondent in the living room of his two-story white-brick home in an affluent northern suburb of Indianapolis. He eagerly outlined the themes of his campaign. Insisting that he felt vigorous despite treatment for blood clots last December and the removal of his appendix because of a benign tumor a month later, Quayle delighted in the belief that his message of family values was gaining currency. ``There is still a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!