April 12, 1992 |
For Democratic presidential contender Bill Clinton, a doctor-ordered moratorium on public speaking could not have come at a more propitious time. After winning primaries in New York, Wisconsin, Kansas and Minnesota last Tuesday, the normally loquacious Arkansas governor was on the verge of losing his voice entirely--and was in danger of incurring permanent damage to his larynx, according to an ear-nose-and-throat specialist Clinton saw in New York.
August 19, 1992 |
While his campaign aides sought to give as good as they got from the Republicans so far this week, Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton spent much of the last two days trying to solve a $20-million shortfall in the Arkansas state budget that likely will require painful cuts in Medicaid payments. The 1988 Democratic nominee, then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, faced a similar problem, having to cut millions of dollars from his state budget on the eve of his convention.
October 26, 1992 |
In a timely bit of political stagecraft, Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton appeared to metamorphose Sunday into the ghost of his increasingly competitive, non-politician foe Ross Perot. Yes, that was Clinton, not Perot, standing in a grove of golden-leaved trees at an apple festival here using a variation of the Texan's own words as he pledged to be the President of the people. "I do not promise to be a perfect President.
October 8, 1992 |
If it had not been obvious before, the latest campaign commercial aired by Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton and his running mate, Al Gore, illuminates the strategy they are pursuing with less than a month until Election Day. It is to convince voters that these are two conservative guys. They want to reform welfare. They support the death penalty. They can balance the budget and cut government spending, or so their commercial says.
August 24, 2005 |
WHEN it happened, 32 years ago, a lot of people were shocked that so many people were shocked. After all, should anyone be surprised that one of the most highly ranked women's tennis players in the world would easily defeat a 55-year-old man? That's what happened in Houston's Astrodome on Sept. 20, 1973. Billie Jean King, in a setting more resembling Mardi Gras than a historic tennis match, soundly beat Bobby Riggs, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.