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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Thursday, August 15, 1996
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THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 1996 ASBURY PARK PRESS PAUb-Af CAMPAIGN NEWS Mj Dole From page Al Indeed, Dole's sardonic speaking manner is far more low-key than Kemp's eternally optimistic, energetic, arm-waving style. Even Republicans concede Kemp is the proverbial ''tough act to follow." ""It is pretty tough," said Harold Hodes, a Democratic strategist from Manalapan Township, who is an adviser to the Clinton campaign. "I think Kemp can outshine him. I don't think ,he would be doing it on purpose, but it could happen." Armandoff, though, insisted that Kemp will instead provide a boost to Dole by exciting delegates on the convention floor before the presidential nominee speaks. "' "Bob Dole is a reaction speaker. If people are up and enthusiastic, he really reacts to it. He's very flat to a flat crowd, and he's enthusiastic to an en-Ithusiastic crowd. Kemp will get the crowd enthusiastic, Dole will react to that, and it will come across that way on television," he said. "This is Bob Dole's night; this is Bob Dole's hall. Kemp will do a very good job getting the crowd up, but they want to hear Bob Dole," he added. ".' Political experts also differ on the "speech's importance. No one denies .Dole's performance will have a major impact on whether he reaches the Far-right U.S. Taxpayers Party Convening today in San Diego CHICAGO TRIBUNE .. . SAN DIEGO The fledgling U.S. -Taxpayers Party opens its convention .here today, offering a rare national platform for the usually obscure political leaders of the far right. .".".Although the nascent third party was unable to lure its favorite son, Pat Buchanan, onto its presidential ticket, it will present its views in a city wJiere thousands of political journalists and GOP activists are gathered for the Republican National Convention. With the higher profile is bound to come increased scrutiny of the party's controversial positions, which are to the right of mainstream Republicanism and even the Christian Coalition. ", The party is a minority within a minority of conservative thought. It attracted only 139 delegates to its inau-'gtiral convention in 1992, compared with the 4,000 delegates and alternates at the Republican National Con-.vention. ""' Most Americans never have heard of the Taxpayers Party. But if they listen to the party's rhetoric, they would rhear views in line with that of anti-government militia groups, the John Birch Society, and other organizations who fear a new world in which Ameri-Jcan sovereignty is subjugated to the United Nations and other international organizations. "We say 'No' to the so-called New jWorld Order," says the platform, which calls for abolition of the Federal V ! 8 4 S " White House, and past speeches have played major roles in a candidate's fortune. Yet the dismal ratings for the convention's television coverage so far could reduce the speech's significance, many believe. "I don't think a lot of people are watching. I don't think it's that key," Hodes said. Yet Hodes will spend tonight watching voters in a focus group and how they react to Dole's address. The carefully stage-managed convention will produce an image of high enthusiasm and devotion for the Dole-Kemp ticket. During last night's nomination process, speeches by Dole's wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Robin, brought constant cheers from the packed convention floor. "I've always thought my Dad could do anything, so as a teen-ager in love with Paul McCartney I asked to meet the Beatles. Of course, he couldn't deliver," Robin Dole said. "But he got me to the concert." Whitman told the convention that "Bob Dole is the right choice for America. He knows the proper role of government . . . Bob Dole knows that New Jerseyans can run New Jersey, that Californians can run California, and that Kansans can run Kansas." As the delegation chairwoman, Whitman reported the state's tally during the roll-call vote. New Jersey yielded, as did many other states, so that Kansas could formally deliver the final votes needed for Dole's nomination. Reserve. This is a position endorsed by such far-right publications as the Liberty Lobby's Spotlight, in which Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh once advertised the sale of a hand-held rocket launcher. The Taxpayers Party has been strongly influenced by a controversial theology called Christian Reconstruc-tionism, which calls for remaking government and society according to Old Testament Biblical law. Reconstructionism envisions a society in which eventually adultery, homosexuality, and the practice of witchcraft, among other offenses, will be punishable by death. "I think the average American would not go for the kind of church-state entanglement that the Taxpayers Party is putting forward," said Joe Conn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "It smacks too much of theocracy." Former Nixon administration official Howard Phillips said he founded the Taxpayers Party in 1992 because he was disillusioned with the Bush administration's emphasis on world trade, funding of planned parenthood, and failure to cut the federal deficit. Reconstructionist founder R.J. Rushdoony helped write the 1992 party platform and will speak at this week's convention. "The U.S. Constitution established a republic under God, not a democracy," the 1992 platform reads. THEY'VE ARRIVED! NEW FALL MATERNITY FASHIONS 25OFF TICKETED PRICE DRESSES PANTSUITS JUMPERS SPORTSWEAR CAREER SEPARATES Maternity fashions never looked so good, and so will you... in these fresh new designs at truly great prices. Reg. $22-$98 SALE 17.50-73.50 SUMMER CLEARANCE SAVE 50... Wear-now fashions that transition into fall. REGISTER TO WIN A $500 WARDROBE Pick up your entry form in our Maternity Dept. No purchase necessary. Matemity(919) Sale ends August 19. Sweepstakes end September 8. Polls show Dole closing in on THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Bob Dole closed to within 10 points of President Clinton in a nightly tracking poll released yesterday as the Republican presidential nominee apparently started getting the expected "bounce" from his party's convention. Another national poll released yesterday also found Clinton's advantage eroding, to only 8 points over Dole in a three-way matchup including Ross Perot. It was the closest Dole has come to Clinton in either poll since early this year. Lamm gets to vote, worries others may not The Reform Party battles technical problems with their poll for a nominee. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS Thanks to the intervention of his rival, Ross Perot, Reform Party presidential candidate Richard Lamm cast his vote for the party's nomination yesterday. The U.S. Postal Service was investigating possible mailing snafus in Colorado. Lamm, who has been frustrated by Ml Mmm m it thrift ' C?" " 39.99 Cresswell accent lamps, your choice ' 2214" brass swing arm piano lamp with ivory pleated shade. 9803. Reg. $60 Three light tulip lamp with amber glass shades. ; 9811 Reg. $75 if 49.99 Cresswell table lamps, your choice Three column black lamp with news print shade, 9661; or 25" brassacrylic desk lamp with metal shade, 0007. Reg. $100 cyrfBi REGULAR PRICES REFLECT OFFERING PRICES HwakJ Square. North Brunswick Furniture Store. Paramus Pa. Brooklyn, ManhasseL Valley Stream, Irumbull. Muntingnn worm, Boston, oraimree, outnngium noinii" S Porttand. WanwctHvannrs, Albany and Nashua. 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"Ross Perot called the Lamm house this morning and basically over the course of the morning arranged for them to get voter ID numbers from (accounting firm) Emst & Young," said Lamm spokesman Eric Anderson. The identification numbers, required for voting, are contained on the BE" ' - W J'i"'.llllin, , 4m $ mam ,- - I ft P c . m A. o 79.99 Cresswell floor lamps, your choice, one low sale price! Shown from left to right 60" brass torchiere with acrylic accent, 0005; 58" black metal lamp with news print shade, 7501; 58" brushed steel lamp with news print shade. 7509. Reg. $125-$150 macys WHICH MAY NOT HAVE RESULTED IN ACTUAL SALES. was subject to sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Tracking polls usually use a two- or three-night rolling average to smooth out nightly swings that may be caused solely by vagaries of sampling. In an NBC News-MSNBC poll of 819 registered voters Monday and Tuesday, Clinton and Vice President Al Gore led Dole and Jack Kemp 46 percent to 36 percent. In an Aug. 2-6 NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, Clinton led Dole 55-35, but that result is not directly comparable to the new finding, because the earlier question did not include vice-presidential candi ballots mailed to about 1 million party members last week. Reform Party members may vote through the mail, by telephone or over the Internet. Lamm said his vote wasn't the problem. "That's easily corrected. It's the total process ... I'm concerned about the other people. I brought that up with him." Party members heard speeches by Perot and Lamm, the former Colorado governor, at the first of a two-part convention last Sunday. The winner will be announced Sunday in Valley Forge, Pa. Results will A &f white tm ADVERTISED ITEMS MAY BE OFFERED IN FUTURE SALE r' ' Clintoij dates. The new NBC-MSNBC s'arvey found Clinton getting 42 percentri)ol 34 percent and Perot 11 percent in ji three-way race. That question, followed the one that named the'vicf presidential candidates, so themei tion of Kemp may have affected the three-way result. Earlier this montlj, the three-way split was 50-3010 in NBC-Journal polling. j,, Another poll released yestefdajj, using only one-night samples -J-which can be less reliable than nuiltj-ple-night surveys found no evidence yet of a Dole bounce. . not be available before Saturday, said Reform Party spokeswoman Sharofj Holman. j Controversy has surrounded the electronic voting process. Complaintfc of multiple ballots and no ballots havfc created a perception of unfai'rrtes some party members contend. ' ) "This process has not been "adff-quate, but I don't really think it's so nefarious," Lamm said yesterday duping an interview on Denver radio' station KOA. 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