The Fight For Might

SCANDAL PUT JESSE JACKSON ON THE ROPES. AL SHARPTON WANTS HIS JOB. TIME FOR SOME NEW RULES

You bleed to death slowly in politics. As power and prestige ooze away, the hyenas around you grow bolder, until one of them finally gets brave enough to bring you down and take your place.

That is what has been happening to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the undisputed political leader of black America for the past generation, since the National Enquirer reported in January that he had fathered an out-of-wedlock child with Karin Stanford. She was the head of the Washington office of Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition during much of their four-year affair. In an attempt to refute the notion that he...

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