WILL THE REAL BOB DOLE PLEASE STAND UP?

AS HE TACKS RIGHT TO WIN THE PRIZE, A MAN OF PRINCIPLE AND CANDOR SUFFERS A TROUBLED SOUL

FOR MONTHS, COLIN POWELL was Bob Dole's obsession. Having lost the Republican presidential nomination twice, this time Dole believes the prize is rightfully his. And he was beside himself at the prospect of Powell's snatching it away. As Dole zipped across the nation campaigning, and as he darted about in Congress, helping shape the Republican budget, he constantly asked, "Hear anything yet? Is he in? Out? Whaddaya know?"

Dole knew last Wednesday morning at about 9 o'clock, six hours before Powell's official announcement. The Senate majority leader was flying to New Hampshire aboard a chartered Gulfstream II to receive the endorsement...

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