THE SURPRISING THING ABOUT BILL CLIINTON

WE WANT TRANSCENDENCE IN A POLITICIAN, SOMETHING JUICY--AND CLINTON DELIVERS

One guy wore a "15%" pin on his lapel, like a store manager at the January white sale, and the other guy stood up with his face shining and talked in tuneful cadences about education and giving people an opportunity, and that guy won, so let it be a lesson for the next time. People don't vote for you on the basis of a discount.

The appeal of President Clinton was underestimated after the 1994 election, in the steady beat of Republican drums from their encampment on the Whitewater River, but there is, after all the trash is said, something basically...

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