Can Dollar Bill Go Beyond Fancy Dribbling?

He can run, shoot, and handle the ball, all right. But can he win the big game? Thus far in his bid for the Democratic nomination, Bill Bradley has executed his underdog's strategy well. The former New York Knicks star is raising big bucks--$12 million vs. Vice-President Al Gore's $18 million. He's campaigning on broad themes, which some voters seem to regard as a refreshing counterpoint to Gore's numbing 10-point plans. And by buttonholing Democrats one-on-one in key primary states, Bradley is beginning to impress political power brokers with his breakaway potential.

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