CLINTON POP

J.F.K. HAD CAMELOT. BILL HAS THE LION KING, AND ARCH DELUXE

Forget dreary vote counts. The only question now is, How strong a hold does the 42nd President have on the popular imagination? Will Sotheby's teem with spendthrifts three decades from now when Chelsea Clinton auctions off her father's jogging shorts?

Alas, one imagines not. But even if Bill Clinton has not quite cracked John F. Kennedy's gold standard of presidential superstardom, his personality has overshadowed recent politics to a degree far surpassing any of his post-Kennedy predecessors'. With his palpable need to be loved, Clinton is surely the most psychologically compelling President we have had since the dark one-two punch of...

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