Campaign 2000: Please Don't Leave Me, Don't You Go

Gore's groveling for votes. Bradley's barely asking. What's more effective?

Except for his name and party affiliation, Al Gore has now changed just about everything a struggling candidate can change: clothes, consultants, message, manner. But his campaign theme song--the cheesy tune that blares at every Gore 2000 event--still needs work. He started with Shania Twain's Rock This Country, but it only reminded people that the country isn't rocking for him. Since shelving Shania, Gore has used the soul anthem Love Train--a call to unity that rings hollow with Democrats still divided about the nomination. But there's hope. At the New Hampshire "town hall" forum with Gore and Bill Bradley last week,...

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