With Bob Dole and Bill Clinton heading for Hartford Oct. 6 to face off in
first presidential debate of the campaign, it's hard to avoid wondering what
Twain would have made of it.
I'm a newspaper reporter for The Herald Press in Central Connecticut,
story on this very subject. Since members of this forum are the experts, not
I'm keenly interested in knowing what you think Twain would have said - or
say, about politicians of his day.
Please keep in mind that I plan on using what you say for a news story
someone mentions specifically that they do not wish to be quoted in the
For those who are interested, this is your chance to put yourself in the
master's shoes or to help a typically befuddled reporter do a better than
job on a fun story.
I appreciate your willingness to help and look forward to hearing what
got to say. Thanks in advance, Steve Collins/The Herald Press
PS - Once the story is published, no later than Oct. 6, I'll post the text