The photographers jamming the doorway of Gray’s Papaya at Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue on March 2 wanted to know why Bill Bradley’s aides hadn’t taken down the paper papayas that dangled from the ceiling, blocking their view of a big, neon hot-dog sign. If they got a shot of Mr. Bradley under the words Read More
The show has come to town-that unexpectedly dramatic, often exciting and occasionally unedifying spectacle known as campaign 2000. Over the next few days, the four leading Presidential candidates will try to seem like neighbors and kindred spirits as the March 7 primary approaches. By the time they move on, the four may be reduced to Read More
An Odd Bradley Event
Bill Bradley’s New York backers are steeling themselves for a thumping in the March 7 primary at the hands of Vice President Al Gore. And it all looked so good once. Just a few months ago, he was even with or even ahead of Mr. Gore in the polls. Now he’s Read More
The contempt heaped upon Bill Bradley in recent weeks is a sure sign that he is a decent human being who shares the public’s alienation from the Beltway hacks, pundits and lobbyists who talk to each other on political television shows. Those professional ironists who find Mr. Bradley’s sincerity off-putting seem relieved that the once-formidable Read More
Not long after the final buzzer sounded in the shootout between Bill Bradley and Al Gore at the Apollo Theater on Feb. 21, a handful of Bradley aides were working feverishly to get the candidate’s top celebrity supporters to speak on his behalf from a stage at the front of a packed pressroom.
“The podium? Read More
In a box seat above the stage of the Apollo Theater, Spike Lee enjoyed a perfect view of the Democratic Presidential debate on Feb. 21, and those sitting in the orchestra needed only to glance left and upward for a perfect view of Mr. Lee. Not one to conceal his emotions at any sporting event, Read More
At long last, democracy has prevailed in New York. For the time being, anyway.
Faced with increasingly bitter criticism and, worse yet, public ridicule, the campaign of Gov. George W. Bush of Texas gave up its effort to block Senator John McCain from contesting the New York Republican Presidential primary on March 7. The Bush Read More
Hillary Unveils Hillary and New ‘Hillary’ Logo
Her speech took almost 30 minutes, but her message could have fit into three words: Call me Hillary.
For months now, from the earnest dawn of her “listening tour,” Hillary Rodham Clinton had been crisscrossing New York’s 62 counties in the urgent desire to grow Read More
I remember the birth of charisma. One friend’s father, a Republican, got a blue Mustang with J.F.K. plates because they were his initials, too. A friend of my mother’s said she wouldn’t mind leaving her shoes under Kennedy’s bed, a comment that mystified me. Another friend’s dad rushed to the front door naked from the Read More
At first, I thought nightly Presidential debates were a good thing. But now that we’ve got them, I’m not so sure. I knew things had gone too far when I started thinking that Orrin Hatch had a sense of humor. So in an effort to put the race in some sort of larger perspective than Read More