It Doesn't Look Like A Cakewalk For Clinton

As Dole solidifies his support, the President may be vulnerable

For weeks, White House pols were cackling with delight at the spectacle of Republican candidates campaigning with all the dignity of The Gong Show contestants. President Clinton, they figured, could only benefit. But with Bob Dole's eight-state primary slam dunk on Mar. 5, the smirks vanished. Though the President holds a big lead in the polls over likely nominee Dole--and the Kansan's party is deeply divided on critical issues--Clinton's political advisers foresee a tough reelection duel this fall.

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