TOM HARKIN. Paul Tsongas. Bill Clinton. Tweedledum. Tweedledee. Unless other candidates enter the field, one of those men will be the Democratic opponent for George Bush in 1992. If so, the "D" by the candidate's name on the ballot won't just stand for Democrat. It will stand for "Doomed."
The party would do better to look outside the politics-is-my-life crowd and nominate a small-d democrat whose vision for America is based on an understanding deeper than a pollster's charts. The Democrats should draft Bill Moyers.
President Bush has no domestic agenda to speak of. As problems fester, he waves the flag, plans another overseas jaunt and puts his trust in the private sector to make things right at home. Yet Bush, buoyed by his aw-shucks charm, his successes abroad and his opponents' disarray, is enormously popular. Unless the Democrats offer a compelling alternative, he is a shoo-in.