You Won The Election -- Now What?
November 8, 2001 6:00 AM Subscribe
You Won The Election -- Now What? It's clear that the daunting tasks facing this week's newly elected officials is little different than the fiction portrayed in the 1972 film, The Candidate. Robert Redford starred as an idealist running for U.S. Senate. He never worried much about his campaign promises, because he never thought he would actually win. So when he did, the candidate turned to his manager and asked the question the campaign left him completely unprepared to answer: "What do we do now?" Like Redford's character, the winners of Tuesday's election must now put their campaign promises into action. Was former House Speaker Tip O’Neill right when he said: It’s easier to run for office than to run the office?
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