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Though he keeps attacking his opponent as "liberal, liberal, liberal," Bob Dole cleverly staked out a position to the left of rival Bill Clinton last week--on the TV screen, that is. In the annals of televised presidential debates, geography is destiny. The candidate who appeared onscreen to the left of his major-party opponent in the first debate has typically won the election. The one exception: Ronald Reagan.

BALLOTING BY THE BOOK

Bob Dole is behind in the polls--and trailing at the bookstores. Clinton's election-season tome quickly turned into a best seller. Not so for Dole's brief treatise (158...

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