Campaign 2000: Meet Forbes, The Great Romancer

Jesus, if he were still around and had settled in Iowa, would be a very confused man when the caucuses roll around next week. Every time he opened his mailbox in the past month, he would have found come-ons from half a dozen presidential candidates who claim to know him. But as one man told me last week in the Mississippi River town of Bettendorf, "I don't know how God can not let Steve Forbes win. He has to be a pretty good guy if God gave him $250 million."

It is actually closer to $440 million, but why quibble? The...

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