Eight Years Ago in TIME

Is character a constant? We put Bill Clinton on our cover as "The Incredible Shrinking President" in 1993; a hint of things to come:

"While the staff can be blamed for some of the confusion, even his closest advisers insist that Clinton is a big part of the problem. 'A lot of it can't be laid at anyone's doorstep but his own,' said one last week. Democratic Party elders admit to being stunned by Clinton's judgment lately. Having his $200 haircut and allowing a Hollywood producer to work out of a White House office and then intervene on behalf of friends...

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