On the day after Bob Dole announced his resignation from the Senate, he campaigned without his tie--although not, it should be said, without his cuff links. If that fails to convince voters that he's no longer a Washington insider, is it only a matter of time before he shows up in a red checked flannel shirt?

According to a recent article in the Washington Post by Jay Mathews, tactical moves of that sort by either candidate aren't likely to make much difference. Mathews says that in a presidential election the taller candidate almost always wins anyway. In the 11 presidential races...

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