Campaign 2000: The Next-to-the-Last Hurrah

Clinton is left looking for redemption in Hillary's career, not in Al's

Every politician knows to kiss a baby, but most avoid holding one for very long to escape blame for the inevitable burst of tears. Last Wednesday, after the President graciously accepted the hand-off of Representative Gregory Meeks' rambunctious one-year-old, instantly captivating her with a hybrid game of patty-cake and applause on cue, he seamlessly delivered the rationale for continuing what he had started in near perfect political, historical and emotional pitch. "It takes a long time to turn a country around," he said, after ticking off the achievements of his Administration, and noted, "This is the chance of a lifetime to...

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