Campaign 2000: Gore's Secret Guru

So what accounts for the aggressive new Al? It's partly the expensive advice of feminist author Naomi Wolf

You won't find her anywhere on the Al Gore campaign roster. Nor is she listed in the internal campaign budget, where she appears only as "consultant." Yet the mere mention of her name has a way of rendering campaign officials nearly speechless. One offered only that she was "helping out" on "outreach." Another adviser downplayed her as a "wardrobe consultant." Sighed yet another normally chatty adviser: "I couldn't begin to talk to you about that."

Maybe every campaign needs a mystery consultant, a mad genius who can turn a candidate into something bigger than himself. Inside the Gore camp, that role...

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