Clinton Plays It Cool

The Democratic nominee will need more than a sax and shades, however, to stay relevant in a three-man race

By appearing on The Arsenio Hall Show last week, Bill Clinton may have discovered the formula to revive his stalled campaign: exploit his sax appeal. During the brief rehearsal for the talk show, the visiting saxophone player joked nervously with the band, "If I screw up, play louder." Clinton need not have worried. So what if his wraparound shades were borrowed from an aide, the phosphorescent blue-and-yellow tie came from the show's wardrobe department, and some of the cool was donated by the adoring host? The image that came across on TV was that of a relaxed, self-deprecating candidate ("That's how...

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