Somehow, a second presidential item. The folks in the lunchroom were chatting about Michael Dukakis. Evidently he stopped for a chat on his way through town yesterday. Those who joined him report that he's affable and engaging in a face-to-face: not at all the detached and wooden figure we remember from his doomed presidential campaign.
Or do we remember? That was 1988, which is to say24 years ago. Is Dukakis becoming the most forgettable presidential candidate of the 20th Century?
I don't know what possessed me but I blurted out "Alton B. Parker."
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