Gore in Your Face

Bradley finds it hard to stay high-minded in a week of cheap shots, missteps and an irregular heartbeat

If Bill Bradley ever really believed that running for President in 1999 could be a virtuous, high-minded mission--a journey to "a world of new possibilities, guided by goodness," as he likes to say--last week should have rid him of the notion once and for all. Bradley spent the week fending off cheap shots (and effective politics) from Al Gore, his rival for the Democratic nomination, and spending big in New Hampshire to keep his poll numbers from slipping. And despite Gore's onslaught, by week's end it was Bradley's campaign--that bastion of honor--that had been forced to apologize for a shrill attack...

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