CLINTON'S STEALTH CAMPAIGN

AMID THE POLITICS OF MOURNING, YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO NOTICE HOW HARD THE PRESIDENT IS RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION

Everything about the moment invited Bill Clinton to overreach. In the great vaulted nave of the Washington National Cathedral, television lights chased away the shadows and 4,700 people leaned forward in their pews as the President began his eulogy for Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. Seven days had passed since the plane crash in Croatia that killed Brown and 34 others, days filled with the high emotionalism of flag-draped coffins and sobbing families, and during that time, Clinton stretched his verbal gifts to the limit. At Dover Air Force Base when the dead came home, he gave the speech of his life,...

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