Another Revolt

Against Politics as Usual Women break through in California, while Clinton goes over the top

By all rights Bill Clinton should have felt on top of the world last week after sweeping the last coast-to-coast crazy quilt of six state primaries. The Arkansas Governor eliminated Jerry Brown by winning 48% to 40% in his home state of California, and consequently clinched the Democratic nomination with 366 delegates to spare. Then why was this ordinarily almost cockeyed optimist forcing his victory smile as lamely as a first-time sushi eater? In crucial California, at least, the reason was a climactic revolt against politics as usual that rewarded not Clinton so much as outsider Ross Perot and, to a...

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