The first time I read about Bill Clinton, I was living in France and it was in the Lexington column in The Economist. It was about a dark horse candidate, someone who was willing to be a bit different in an effort to establish an independent voice early in the campaign for the presidency.
I wonder if I’ll remember this article in the same vein. Read what one British journalist has to say about Vermont’s governor Howard Dean:
Possibly Howard Dean’s greatest virtue is that he can speak. He has a voice. It is orderly, clear and unagonised. It says if you want an alternative that is truer than Bush to the great American dream of standing for a better world, here he is. There are worse beginnings for a candidacy.