So far at least, it's a political marriage that looks like it's going to work. It's hard to imagine George Bush campaigning side-by-side with Dan Quayle and giving his running mate near-equal billing -- and such a long leash to speak off the cuff on matters of substance.
Pat Deluhery, an Iowa Democratic state senator from Davenport, watched his party's team and said of Mr. Clinton: "He's made two fabulous choices. First, he picks this guy [Mr. Gore] and then this bus thing. People love it. They have to come out and see these two young guys who look and act like they're ready to go."