People: Feb. 19, 2001

BENTSEN VS. LADUKE ON THE UNDERCARD

On his continuing ride down the spiral of lefty public opinion, RALPH NADER just slid past MICHAEL DUKAKIS. It started on election night when Dukakis, not previously known as a scorching comet of unrestrained passion, told the Washington Post that if Nader cost Al Gore the election, "I'll strangle the guy with my bare hands." Nader demanded an apology, saying Dukakis was "reckless" and "out of control." "I was trying to be funny," Dukakis told the Boston Globe. "You have to have a sense of humor in this business." Responded Nader: "I have done Saturday...

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