Why They're Both Running Against Bill

Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will make their presidential intentions known in the next few weeks. They're probably running--but with greater reservations than you might imagine. These are serious, judicious people; neither has the untrammeled ego that enables some politicians to see past their own limitations. Obama knows he is inexperienced, and he knows that every wave eventually crashes--and that he'll need a second, more substantive act when, after his umpteenth visits to Iowa and New Hampshire, he is no longer a novelty. He has never experienced a tight, tooth-and-claw political marathon where even the tiniest of decisions, the smallest of...

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