On The Grapevine

Reach out and touch someone. Jesse Jackson's tendency to work the telephones at odd hours could have an effect on the nomination, especially if his support is crucial in a bartered process. So far, Al Gore has done the best job of keeping the lines open. Jackson and Gore talked twice last Tuesday night. About what? "Things personal, things political," says Jackson. He also talked to Paul Simon, but never connected with Dick Gephardt, who tried to reach him Tuesday night. The previous weekend Jackson spoke with Mario Cuomo. Did he ask for an endorsement? "Jesse said he'd rather have Matilda,"...

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