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Presidential Campaign Winners & Losers

Dana Carvey, Gennifer Flowers, and David Letterman are some of the election players not on the ballet

Tops
Dana Carvey
Killer impressions of both Bush and Perot have made him the 1992 campaign’s house comedian. We can’t wait to see him in a debate with himself.

Murphy Brown
It’s not nice to pick on a new mother, especially one with 34 million fans. Look for her to strike back this fall — just in time for the election.

Potato Kid
William Figueroa. He’s young, he’s bright, and he’s a better speller than Quayle. Perhaps Clinton should make him a running mate.

Morning Shows
They’ve become the one essential pit stop for candidates.

Dennis Miller
He’s at his best when taking on the candidates in his monologues, and lately he has had plenty of raw material to work with.

Mario Cuomo
Clinton all but promised him a Supreme Court nomination. And since it happened on MTV, there are witnesses.

Sister Souljah
Now, everybody knows her name…

Flops
Sister Souljah
…but hardly anybody’s buying her record.

Gennifer Flowers
From woman scorned to self-parodying Dream On guest star in just a few short months. Have the No Excuses jeans folks called yet?

Sunday-Morning Pundits
With the candidates bypassing him for MTV, Arsenio, and Bryant-and-Katie, David Brinkley looks lonely. And The McLaughlin Group seems about as relevant as Pat Buchanan.

The Cultural Elite
Washington
The Media
This year’s cuss words.

David Letterman
The most apolitical of late-night personalities, he could use more political zing in his election-year monologues: It wouldn’t hurt him to read a newspaper once in a while.

Spelling
We can take Perot’s silent t, and even Gennifer’s tacky g. But potato with an e? Give us a breake.

Dan Rather
Nobody to talk to, nobody to tangle with, no way around the fact that the evening news doesn’t matter the way it used to.

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