The Presidency: What Defines Character?

What Defines Character?

Somebody described it as the character caravan. Four big buses rolling out of Gotham City at the end of the grandest Democratic political spectacle in 32 years, taking presidential aspirant Bill Clinton and his happy entourage, including vice-presidential candidate Al Gore, the wives of both men, plus assorted kids and camp followers, to the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Heartland, here they come!

They planned rallies in the shaded wayside parks, town-hall assemblies, potluck dinners, "everything really down-home," said a bubbling Clinton tour director. An immersion in America.

The newly anointed presidential contender brought along the standard heavy...

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