The Hillary and Bill Show

The former First Couple hit the campaign trail together in Iowa to reformat the Clinton brand. And it isn't Bill and Hillary

Christopher Morris / VII for TIME

Democratic Presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, Iowa on July 2, 2007.

The sequence is firmly fixed for most great American duos. It is never Costello and Abbott, or Cher and Sonny, or Clyde and Bonnie. And up to this point in history, it has always been Bill and Hillary. As the former First Couple campaigned together for the first time in Iowa over the Fourth of July holiday week, their agenda was topped by one goal: the political sleight of hand necessary to change their public partnership from Bill and Hillary Clinton to Hillary and Bill Clinton.

That's how they were brought onto the stage at...

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