Letters: Jan. 12, 1998

THE VICE PRESIDENT TAKES AIM AT 2000

Al Gore's sole problem is that he is not a celebrity [NATION, Dec. 15]. He may be the only hope for preventing a takeover by show-business politics. DONALD KUSPIT New York City

The Vice President's biggest weakness is not his inability to emulate the Clinton model of politicking but his adoption of its most unsavory aspects. Examples are his "no controlling legal authority" excuse to charges that he violated campaign laws and his denial that he knew the Buddhist temple affair was a political fund raiser. Gore has learned the wrong lessons from the...

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