THE WEEK: NOVEMBER 5-11

NOVEMBER 5-11

NATION

NO FIRE IN HIS BELLY

"To offer myself as a candidate for President requires...a passion and commitment that despite my every effort, I do not have for political life." With these words Gulf War hero and celebrity author Colin Powell put an end to months of speculation and bowed out of the 1996 presidential race. His wife Alma's deeply held fears that "a lot of crazy people out there" might try to kill Powell are believed to have played a part in his decision, though the couple denied that was so.

AND IN THIS YEAR'S ELECTIONS...

The results may...

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