CONVENTION '96: PUNCHING UP THE TICKET

BY RUNNING WITH JACK KEMP, WILL BOB DOLE BE GETTING MORE EXCITEMENT THAN HE BARGAINED FOR?

For a moment last week, two traits of Bob Dole the lawmaker came to the rescue of Bob Dole the candidate--the ability to swallow your pride and to make peace with your past. To arrive at the astonishing choice of Jack Kemp as his running mate, a man who has spent a good part of his political career spearing Bob Dole, required both. Dole admitted as much in a Thursday-night phone call to Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, his successor as majority leader and a good friend of Kemp's. If Kemp was the one, Dole told Lott, it would be a signal...

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