9 May 1996
On the stump, Reagan, er, I mean, Dole is capable of moving audiences to tears but just as capable of rambling, or undercutting his main point with a wisecrack. Reagan, um, that is, Dole, wont stick to his speeches. On April 21st he spoke incoherently and put down little-known critics. When Dole was asked what he meant when he said hed make a better father than Bill Clinton, he said: "Im just repeating what the focus group said. Liberals, men, women, Democrats, Republicans, conservatives " Syndicated columnist Robert Novak called the interview "the worst single television interview since Teddy Kennedys 1979 encounter with Roger Mudd."
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