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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988
Kevin Phillips' discovery of parallels between Michael Dukakis and Thomas Dewey (Opinion, Sept. 4) may be apt. I don't really know since I'm not old enough to remember 1948. It seems to me, however, that the similarities emerging between Dukakis and Richard Nixon are uncanny. Both are stiff, wooden figures trying to make the most of administrative experience ("competence counts"--"experience counts"). Both chose a running mate of millionaire, patrician status (Lloyd Bensten-Henry Cabot Lodge)
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April 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
Sen. John F. Kerry on Friday tapped Michael S. Dukakis' 1988 presidential campaign manager to represent his interests at the Democratic National Committee. John Sasso, 56, was named general election manager of the DNC, a position created by the Kerry campaign and the DNC staff to give the nominee-in-waiting control of the party without upsetting the current structure.
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OPINION
October 4, 1987
Wait a minute now. Gov. Michael S. Dukakis of Massachusetts did not have a tryst with another woman. He did not filch other peoples' material to use as his own in campaign speeches. He did not authorize campaign dirty tricks against his opponents in the contest for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. Still, the Dukakis-Biden event has been treated with almost the same magnitude as actions that earlier forced Gary Hart and Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. to withdraw.
NEWS
October 5, 1988 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
On the Sunday night before Labor Day, John Sasso called five trusted advisers to an unusual reunion in a cramped third-floor conference room at Michael S. Dukakis' presidential campaign headquarters. Sasso had just returned as Dukakis' top strategist, and he frankly assessed the campaign's condition: adrift. "It was worse than he had feared," said one participant in the meeting.
NEWS
September 3, 1988 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
Last July 4, Gov. Michael S. Dukakis stood at the Charles River band shell attempting small talk with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, his guest at the traditional Boston Pops concert. Suddenly, Jackson's face beamed and he moved past Dukakis the way one escapes from a tedious guest at a party. He rushed to greet a short, prematurely graying man in a pink shirt--John Sasso.
NEWS
September 2, 1988 | Times Wire Services
Democrat Michael S. Dukakis, trying to inject new life into his presidential campaign, today re-enlisted former aide John Sasso, who resigned under fire last year after he compiled and released a videotape that helped devastate the White House bid of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.). "Almost a year ago, John Sasso made a very serious mistake. He's paid the price. A year is a very long time," Dukakis told a news conference at which he announced that Sasso will become campaign vice chairman.
NEWS
October 4, 1987 | MAURA DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
Angry supporters of former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware called on Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis on Saturday to distance himself from the aide who distributed an "attack video" that helped push Biden out of the race.
NEWS
October 2, 1987 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis, his campaign reeling from the embarrassing resignations of two top advisers, said Thursday he would become more involved in the day-to-day management of his campaign while a search goes forward for a new manager.
NEWS
September 30, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
The two top officials in the Democratic presidential campaign of Gov. Michael S. Dukakis resigned today after admitting involvement in preparing videotapes instrumental in sinking rival Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s bid for the White House. Dukakis accepted the resignations of campaign manager John Sasso, who said he prepared the tapes, and Paul Tully, national political director, who was aware Sasso provided the tapes. Tully had been hired from Gary Hart's failed campaign.
NEWS
September 3, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis on Friday rehired his longtime confidant John Sasso, who resigned under fire as campaign manager last year after distributing a videotape that helped sink the presidential candidacy of Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. Dukakis made the announcement at a San Jose press conference before flying here to deliver an energetic attack on Vice President George Bush and his running mate, Sen. Dan Quayle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988
Kevin Phillips' discovery of parallels between Michael Dukakis and Thomas Dewey (Opinion, Sept. 4) may be apt. I don't really know since I'm not old enough to remember 1948. It seems to me, however, that the similarities emerging between Dukakis and Richard Nixon are uncanny. Both are stiff, wooden figures trying to make the most of administrative experience ("competence counts"--"experience counts"). Both chose a running mate of millionaire, patrician status (Lloyd Bensten-Henry Cabot Lodge)
OPINION
September 11, 1988 | Robert G. Beckel, Robert G. Beckel, a political analyst, was Walter F. Mondale's campaign manager in 1984
John Sasso may be Michael S. Dukakis' Man for all Seasons. He may have to be. The campaign's transition from primary season to general election has been rough. This change has been historically difficult for presidential campaigns. Witness the loud--and justified--complaints about George Bush's inactivity between clinching the nomination in March and the Republican Convention in August. The current complaints from the Republicans aimed at Sasso are the least of his problems.
NEWS
September 3, 1988 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
Last July 4, Gov. Michael S. Dukakis stood at the Charles River band shell attempting small talk with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, his guest at the traditional Boston Pops concert. Suddenly, Jackson's face beamed and he moved past Dukakis the way one escapes from a tedious guest at a party. He rushed to greet a short, prematurely graying man in a pink shirt--John Sasso.
NEWS
September 3, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis on Friday rehired his longtime confidant John Sasso, who resigned under fire as campaign manager last year after distributing a videotape that helped sink the presidential candidacy of Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. Dukakis made the announcement at a San Jose press conference before flying here to deliver an energetic attack on Vice President George Bush and his running mate, Sen. Dan Quayle.
NEWS
September 2, 1988 | Times Wire Services
Democrat Michael S. Dukakis, trying to inject new life into his presidential campaign, today re-enlisted former aide John Sasso, who resigned under fire last year after he compiled and released a videotape that helped devastate the White House bid of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.). "Almost a year ago, John Sasso made a very serious mistake. He's paid the price. A year is a very long time," Dukakis told a news conference at which he announced that Sasso will become campaign vice chairman.
NEWS
February 4, 1988 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis, pressed to defend his campaign against charges of mismanagement stemming from an apparent attempt by a high-ranking aide to spy on the campaign of Illinois Sen. Paul Simon last week, turned the focus back on his rival Wednesday, further fueling animosity between the two campaigns.
OPINION
September 11, 1988 | Robert G. Beckel, Robert G. Beckel, a political analyst, was Walter F. Mondale's campaign manager in 1984
John Sasso may be Michael S. Dukakis' Man for all Seasons. He may have to be. The campaign's transition from primary season to general election has been rough. This change has been historically difficult for presidential campaigns. Witness the loud--and justified--complaints about George Bush's inactivity between clinching the nomination in March and the Republican Convention in August. The current complaints from the Republicans aimed at Sasso are the least of his problems.
NEWS
February 4, 1988 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis, pressed to defend his campaign against charges of mismanagement stemming from an apparent attempt by a high-ranking aide to spy on the campaign of Illinois Sen. Paul Simon last week, turned the focus back on his rival Wednesday, further fueling animosity between the two campaigns.
NEWS
October 4, 1987 | MAURA DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
Angry supporters of former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware called on Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis on Saturday to distance himself from the aide who distributed an "attack video" that helped push Biden out of the race.
OPINION
October 4, 1987
Wait a minute now. Gov. Michael S. Dukakis of Massachusetts did not have a tryst with another woman. He did not filch other peoples' material to use as his own in campaign speeches. He did not authorize campaign dirty tricks against his opponents in the contest for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. Still, the Dukakis-Biden event has been treated with almost the same magnitude as actions that earlier forced Gary Hart and Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. to withdraw.
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