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2 August 2001

Los Angeles Times, Opinion

Scott Reed, campaign manager for Bob Dole's presidential campaign in 1996, is head of a Washington, D.C., consulting firm In U.S. politics, some issues traditionally have generated substantial heat and very little light. Abortion is one; guns are another. These issues are the classic "losers," because a strong position on either side antagonizes nearly half of the electorate. Historically, politicians shun these issues because almost nothing an advocate can do or say... (

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