Campaign 2000: Lone Ranger

Never a scripted politician, the unguarded John McCain warms to New Hampshire, and vice versa

If Senator John McCain is elected President, there's going to be a mad dash for the exits at the Secret Service agency. There will be no way to protect this man. Three well-fed officers from the North Hampton, N.H., police department were trying to buffer McCain from an admiring swarm after a town hall meeting last Thursday, but the cops didn't stand a chance.

McCain had killed yet again with an act that was part Johnny Carson and part Harry Truman, and the locals were hot to squeeze his hand, get an autograph or just get close. None of which requires...

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