No traction was found here and Dole ended the campaign as Cotton Mather - the great 18th century Puritan minister from Boston who denounced the moral decay and corruption of his fellow residents in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
By the time Dole felt obliged to play the character card, the electorate was well beyond shocked and perhaps unable to distinguish new allegations of corruption from old fantasies.
Bob Dole has said that he hasn't read the platform.
Mainly as a result of these issues, the so called gender gap in American politics has become a yawning chasm: polls indicate that, while Clinton and Dole have generally run nearly even among white men, Clinton has consistently maintained a 25-point lead with women voters.
Owen says that Dole pressured him to raise money for Hayden, whom Owen has credited with destroying his own failed 1982 gubernatorial campaign by supporting Owen's opponent in the Republican primary.
Dole's lobbying was successful, but Owen and Kaplan have never been specific as to whether Dole asked them to raise money illegally or not.
Despite lobbying by Bob Dole, the White House had lesser plans for her.
Stockman and Baker grumbled, and Dole never made it into the inner circles of the Reagan White House.
The last time was in August, when Dole announced Jack Kemp as his running mate.
Photo: Bob Dole and his wife, Elizabeth, watch on TV as heis nominated at the August convention.
Local Dole campaign officials said the Clinton administration tried to convey the idea the labs were on the chopping block when Dole talked about cutting or scaling back certain departments, such as Energy.
In California, Dole declared, ``There could not be a clearer choice,'' adding that Clinton's train trip to Chicago represented the ``status quo express.