Bill Clinton: The Bitter Half

The former President was supposed to be a major weapon in his wife's campaign. But is he to blame for its problems?

Kelly West / Austin American / WPN

Former President Bill Clinton in Austin, Texas

With just over a week to go before the Ohio primary, Bill Clinton's arrival in Chillicothe was greeted as a homecoming of sorts. More than a few in the audience at the college gym could remember the first time he came to the city. It was 15 years before, almost to the day, and the new President was in town to sell his economic plan. The 46-year-old baby boomer had seemed the very embodiment of the freshness and change that the people of this downtrodden burg on the edge of Appalachia had been praying for. They were giddy when...

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