All More Electable Than Pat Buchanan

Further proving that the difference between a presidential campaign and marketing, say, jeans is very slight, lots of companies are running their own creations as third-party candidates this year to garner publicity. After all, as Al Gore and George W. Bush have demonstrated, being realistic is not a prerequisite.

THE DOLL RACE

CANDIDATE 1 Vanessa PROS Will get the minority vote CONS Low name recognition

[CANDIDATE] 2 Barbie [PROS] Malibu Barbie will help her carry California [CONS] Not married to longtime boyfriend; raises family-values issue

THE COMIC-BOOK RACE

[CANDIDATE] 3 Duke [PROS] Past experience as Ambassador to China [CONS] Well-documented...

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