Bob Doleful

Low on cash and ideas, he has pols muttering "Mondale"

Right about now, Bob Dole's steamroller victory in the GOP primaries should be yielding a handsome payoff. The 72-year-old Kansan's quick win gave him the chance to rest, beef up his campaign team, and fine-tune his message for the fall matchup with President Clinton. Instead, Dole is floundering--out of money, out of breath in the treacherous cross-currents of the Senate, and seemingly out of ideas for shaping a compelling message.

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