Politics: Moment Of Truth

Insisting that Flowers' charges are false, Bill Clinton faces the biggest test of his political career

Let it never be said that Bill Clinton does not understand the game and how to win it. As a strategist and tactician, the Arkansas Governor is as thoughtful a student of politics as has ever held office. It is not surprising then that Clinton has developed a bottom-line theory for achieving the ultimate office. "When you are running for the presidency at a time when you are just coming into people's lives," Clinton told TIME two weeks ago, "when you're a relatively unknown challenger rather than an incumbent, and the public has to judge whether you can defend the national...

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