How Hillary Learned to Trust Herself

Shedding her private dismay that she's not the most charismatic candidate, Clinton allowed her humor--and anger--to peek through

Anthony Suau for TIME

Clinton leaving a Jan. 6 campaign event at a Nashua, N.H., high school. Obama may be inspirational, but Clinton is now inspired

In the spring of 1995, I was part of a small press pack that accompanied a wounded Hillary Clinton on her first major international trip as First Lady, to south Asia. She was extremely wary of us at first, but that didn't last very long, as the exotic sights and sounds overwhelmed us all. It was, I suspect, a turning point in Clinton's life. Back home, she had faced dangerous, vitriol-spewing crowds at the end of the health-care battle, but each time she stepped off the big plane with the grand words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA emblazoned on its side, the...

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