Traveling Salesman

In contrast to his struggles at home, Clinton shows finesse in Tokyo by winning agreements to cut tariffs

He was supposed to be the domestic President, pushing aside foreign affairs to concentrate on righting the U.S. economy. So how come Bill Clinton scored better with foreign heads of government at last week's summit in Tokyo than with the barons of Congress or the public at home?

Well, partly because he prepared assiduously, phoning at least three fellow summiteers from Air Force One before landing in Tokyo and sitting in on so many late-night briefings that he pushed himself to the edge of exhaustion. (Or past it; British Prime Minister John Major cut short a one-on-one meeting at 11 p.m....

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