Bill Clinton's Big Bash

In a rare show of unity and Hollywood razzmatazz, the Democrats pull off the perfect G.O.P. convention

Bill Clinton came into Madison Square Garden with a second chance to explain who he is and what he cares about. He did it by grabbing control of the convention in a way only Republicans have known how to do until now: with an unapologetic appeal to sentiment and a relentless approach to organizing. For the first time, party chairman Ron Brown and the candidate were in total synch. Together they took charge of who would be on the podium and for how long; what would be said to the press (blue cue cards were given to delegates for that purpose);...

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