Clinton's staff felt the President hit a home run on the human rights issue in Saturday press conference with Jiang Zemin. They were ecstatic about the debate between Jiang and Clinton -- they thought they'd never see anything like it -- and that it was broadcast live to the whole nation.
The President was looking tired and a little puffy. His allergies are causing congestion, with all the pollution. Jiang looked more lively than Clinton on Saturday, but Clinton had stayed up all night refining his Tiananmen Square statement.
It's pretty clear now that the main strategy here is to let Clinton be Clinton. He's really acting in campaign mode, doing town meetings and stuff that he'd do in America. He's giving them a little exposure to U.S.-style pizzazz. But we're still waiting for that first rope line.