Bill Clinton: The Long Road

How a combination of luck, tenacity and a strong sense of message turned Bill Clinton into the front runner of 1992

ONLY 20 MONTHS AGO, GEORGE BUSH was basking in the glow of the Gulf War victory and enjoying the highest approval ratings ever recorded. That he might even stand a chance of losing the presidency seemed improbable; that he might lose to the young (just 44 at the time), virtually unknown Governor of one of the smallest and poorest states in the nation -- well, nobody would have believed it. Yet as the campaign moved into its final week, despite some tightening of the polls, that was precisely what seemed likely to happen.

That Clinton has in fact come so close...

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