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Quayle to quit race for White House

THE POLITICAL career of J Danforth Quayle, former vice-president and Republican candidate for the White House, came to an abrupt end last night. Mr Quayle is expected to announce his intention to withdraw from the race today in Phoenix, Arizona.

He is just the latest to accept defeat before the apparently invincible George W Bush, who leads all the opinion polls and has amassed a $52bn (pounds 32.5bn) campaign war chest.

Mr Quayle will now be remembered for his inability to spell and his ability to say the most hysterical incomprehensible things at the most inappropriate moment. Yet had he never entered the White House as vice- president to George Bush he would have remained the well regarded, conservative senator from Indiana.