Politics: The G.O.P. Plots to Hang The 2000 Problem on Al

The G.O.P. Plots to Hang The 2000 Problem on Al

It's still the economy, stupid. Now that things are going well, AL GORE is determined to make sure he gets some of the credit--whether the opportunity arises in announcing seemingly every favorable economic statistic that comes out or in his speeches, starting with one this week at the Detroit Economic Club. But Gore may not always want to be inseparable from the economy. If the Millennium Bug sparks a recession, as various economists predict, Republicans aim to remind voters that the high-tech Veep who popularized the term "information superhighway"will have had eight years in which to tackle the problem. "The Year...

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