CONVENTION '96: CONVENTION NOTES

SURE, IT FELT LIKE AN INFOMERCIAL, SEAMLESS AND SLICK. BUT SOMETIMES THE PRODUCT'S ROUGH EDGES SHOWED THROUGH

THE JACK AND BOB SHOW

Jack Kemp is a space invader. Anyone in his vicinity is likely to be hugged, grabbed, patted or poked. He can't see a shoulder without draping an arm around it. Bob Dole is an untouchable. He seems to have an invisible force field around him that repels physical intimacy. What happens when an irresistible toucher meets an immovable untouchable? Reserve begins to melt. After Dole's convention speech and the duo's first rally in San Diego on Friday morning, Kemp grabbed Dole's good (left) arm and lifted it high. Both times Dole kept his arm up for...

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