WASHINGTON - Some pundits tried to dismiss President-elect Bill Clinton's two-day economic conference last week as a Ross Perot-style "electronic town meeting" or a kind of "Bill Donahue Show."

The Wall Street Journal, for instance, editorialized a bit with the headline for its report about the first day of the conference: "Clinton Teach-in Offers Good Theater But Few Clues About Economic Plans."

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