An Interview With BILL CLINTON

He denounces the politics of personal destruction and says that Bush himself is to blame for it

Q. You are about to be nominated for the presidency of the United States, the fulfillment of a long ambition. What are your feelings about that achievement?

A. I feel very grateful to the people who made it possible and to the people here at home without whom I would not have been in a position to run. I feel humbled by it; it's an awesome responsibility. And I feel determined, as determined as I've been since I've begun this. There is a feeling, I think perhaps more intense among people my age and a little older, that this is a...

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