CAMPAIGN '96: LOOK WHO'S TALKING

BOB DOLE HOPES TO REVERSE HIS SENATE SETBACKS WITH SOME FORCEFUL SPEECHES. BUT WHO'LL WRITE THEM?

Bob Dole's game plan sounded too good to be true, and it was. After he clinched the Republican nomination in March, Dole was supposed to return to his promontory on Capitol Hill where, as a modern-day, legislative Zeus, he would hurl bill after bill down Pennsylvania Avenue at a cowering Bill Clinton, who would either have to sign on to the Republican agenda or become a veto-happy obstructionist. By convention time, voters would know who was boss.

Never mind that now. Throughout last week, while Clinton summitteered from Tokyo to Moscow, Senate Democrats trapped Dole into procedural back alleys that made...

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