Why Clinton Can't Keep His Eyes Off California

The Republican incumbent, a Yale-educated centrist who plays the role of right-winger, seems tired and out of touch. To deflect attention from a sick economy, he blasts his Democratic opponent for coddling criminals and veering out of the mainstream on social issues. Undeterred, his brainy foe chants the anthem of "change," touts a detailed economic-recovery plan, and tours the hustings by bus.

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