Clinton's Second Chance

Fashioning an all-Southern, baby-boomer ticket and offering a retooled economic program, the Democratic candidate readies himself for a grueling, down-and-dirty fall campaign

Six months ago, he was dead. And then he was dead again. And again. And again. And in the end, he may be politically dead for real: more than half of all voters still harbor "major doubts" about Bill Clinton's character and values. But for now, Clinton is The Man. His hapless primary competitors, the cowardice of others who shied from the fight, and his own dogged (and at times ruthless) determination conspired to have Clinton appear in the sweltering Arkansas sun last Thursday not only alive and well -- his party's candidate for President -- but the creator, almost literally,...

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