CAMPAIGN '96: HERE COMES THE CANDY

IN FINE PREBUTTAL MODE, CLINTON OFFERS A MODEST TAX BREAK WHILE DOLE'S AIDES PLAN AN AUGUST SURPRISE

What you see in Bob Dole's campaign is not what you get. Well...not always. Or not much longer.

So far, it is true, the campaign has often been as listless and unfocused as it has looked. Last week, for example, Dole spent his waning days as Senate majority leader--he leaves this Tuesday--pushing to a vote two doomed causes: the balanced-budget amendment and a land-based antimissile system. Both lost, not only on the floor, as Dole knew they would, but in public attention. That was captured by two of Bill Clinton's ideas: a new tax credit for college students and their parents,...

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