Bush's New Challenge: 'Front-Runner Fatigue' History Shows That Being in Front So Early Can Cause the Public to Turn against a Presidential Candidate
Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Presidential candidates have always had a lot to worry about: Will enough money come in to keep the campaign afloat? Will the press discover something embarrassing or even politically fatal? Will anybody actually vote for me?
Now, for the top candidates, there's a new concern: the potential for "front-runner fatigue."
Campaign 2000 has started earlier than any presidential race in history, and the proliferation of 24-hour news operations such as MSNBC, Fox, and the now-venerable CNN means that leading candidates run the risk of overexposure. The pace of a campaign, always important, has never been more crucial.
Some of the allure of Texas Gov. George W. …
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