PLAYING ABORTION POLITICS

A lot of egotistical presidential wannabes (which means all of them) think Bob Dole can be beaten. But with little to show for their efforts so far, the Dole challengers are focusing on the race for second place. Each hopes that if he can finish second in the early going, anything might be possible later on. Most of their strategies are conventional. They assume the overwhelmingly conservative nature of the Republican nominating electorate and seek to capture the largest number of leftover ballots after Dole's presumed romps almost everywhere. But two of the candidates, Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter and California's Pete Wilson,...

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