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Debate Scorecard

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TOPICCLINTON  DOLE GAFFES:  Said "We cut the deficit four years in row for the first time since before the Civil War."  Said Clinton has put more troops in action than any other American president.     Said Clinton's administration is one that "gave you a very big tax cut." UNLIKELY HEROES:  Al D'Amato, Nancy Kassebaum, John McCain, Warren Rudman, 500 economists and 7 Nobel laureates.  George McGovern, Abe Ribicoff, Edward M. Kennedy '54-'56, Robert Byrd, Landell Shakespeare. STOCK PHRASES:  "21st century"--At least 16 times  "Taxes" or "Clinton tax increase"--28 times   10.5 million new jobs--7 times  "Liberal" or "liberal elite"--13 times, including a friendly reference to McGovern   Newt Gingrich--5 times   Medicare, Medicaid, education, environment (in a row)--3 times  Trusting people more than government--8 times   His family and friends--Only once (brother Roger). Never mentioned Hillary, Chelsea or Al Gore '69.  Bipartisanship--7 times     His family and friends--7 times, including 3 references to Jack Kemp A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE QUOTES:  "No comment."  Called late brother "Kenny the Great Exaggerator," "a great talker...but you couldn't always believe him."   Defined "liberal" as the "golden oldie" of past Republican presidential campaigns, adding: "I just don't think that dog will hunt this time."  "Saddam Hussein is probably better off than four years ago."   Quoting Jack Kemp as saying Dole never "met a tax he didn't hike.  "Supports electronic gun control checks. If they register "tilt," the buyer "gets zippo."   "I hate drugs, Senator."  "Great Britain--they've always been loyal to us."   "It is not midnight in America, Senator."  "My blood pressure's lower, my weight and my cholestorol. But I don't want to make health an issue in this campaign."     On drugs: "Just Don't Do It."

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