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1 a. Which of the following is Bob Dole’s campaign slogan?

Fifteen Percent
A better plan, a man for a better America
Bob Dole: A better man for a better America
Just do it
Just don’t do it
A bridge to the 21st century
A tunnel to the 19th century
My dog Leader chews up Socks for breakfast
Pro-Life, Pro-wife and Pro-family
Kansas rules
I’m a Dole man
I’m a Dull man
My wife won’t be in charge of anything

1 b. Had some trouble with that one, huh? What’s your suggestion for a more memorable slogan for Dole? (Best answer wins a MoJo Wire baseball cap.)

2. The latest polls say that Clinton is ahead by 25 points, so we figure he’s got some serious political capital to burn. How would you suggest he spend it?

Support gay rights
Reform welfare reform
Start inhaling
Reform campaign financing
Strengthen environmental protections
Work toward solutions for homelessness and poverty
Start dating
Renew his crusade for universal health care

3. Choose your own All-Star first family:

President:

Bob Dole
Bill Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Ross Perot
Ralph Nader
Harry Browne
Howard Phillips
Lyndon LaRouche
John Hagelin

First Kid:

Robin Dole
Amy Carter
Chelsea Victoria Clinton
Ross Perot Jr.
Patti Davis
Kelsey Grammer

First Spouse:

Elizabeth Dole
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Margot Perot
Bill Clinton
Helga Zepp-LaRouche
Eleanor Roosevelt

First Pet:

Leader
Millie
Socks
John Hagelin’s horses

4. Special VP debate (October 9th) bonus question: Who would you rather have for President?

Al Gore
Jack Kemp

5. If the elections were held today, and all these candidates had an equal chance of winning, who would you vote for?

Bob Dole (Republican)
Bill Clinton (Democrat)
Ross Perot (Reform Party)
Ralph Nader (Green Party)
Harry Browne (Libertarian)
Howard Phillips (U.S. Taxpayers Party)
Lyndon Larouche (Democrat)
John Hagelin (Natural Law Party)

6. If the elections were held today, and you were restricted to just these two candidates, which one would you vote for?

Bob Dole
Bill Clinton

SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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