New Hampshire haunts Bob Dole. When he first ran for the Republican presidential nomination, in 1980, Dole got 597 votes -- good for last place in a seven-man field. He did better in 1988, but he was supposed to win; finishing second to George Bush doomed his candidacy.

What is it about New Hampshire, and how do you go about winning there? Let Dole explain it. "People pay attention to the first of anything," Dole said earlier this year. "They pay even more attention if you're seen as the front runner, so if you stumble in New Hampshire, you're dead. Other...

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