Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Elizabeth Dole's Moment

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Elizabeth Dole's Moment

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Despite some slowness in getting off the ground and the need to play catch-up in fund-raising, Elizabeth Dole's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination remains a force to be reckoned with.

She continues to register second in polls of GOP primary voters - often well behind Texas Gov. George W. Bush, but ahead of the rest of the numerous Republican pack. She also continues to score ahead of the would-be Democratic presidential nominee, Vice President Al Gore, especially among coveted independent voters.

Mrs. Dole has the potential to end one of the GOP's lingering problems from the Reagan era: the gender gap. She outscores Mr. Gore among women voters polled. But Dole's campaign will have to overcome some challenges to stay viable. One is her tremendous unwillingness to deal with the press. Her campaign appearances so far have been limited to talk-show- style canned presentations like the one she performed on national TV at the 1996 Republican convention. …

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