Campaign 2000: Who Are McCain's Forces?

As McCain and Bush fight coast to coast, the Senator's diverse following raises a big issue for the G.O.P.: Stick to its solid core, or try to expand?

What is it about mothers, their children and John McCain? At a town-hall meeting in Sacramento, Calif., last Thursday, a woman took the microphone and told the story of her young daughters and how disillusioned they were when they found out what Bill Clinton had been doing with Monica Lewinsky. "Will you truly bring dignity and courage to the White House?" she asked of McCain. Before she would let him answer, she had one more thing to say. "Also, can my son shake your hand?" Cut. Print it. Sliding by with a sly grin, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said in...

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