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The Spirit of '56

Recollections of a convention worth watching

By Curtis Wilkie
July 25, 2004

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In the pioneer days of television, a 10-year-old boy named Bill Clinton sat transfixed in front of a black-and-white set in rural Arkansas, watching a frenzied struggle for the vice-presidential nomination at the 1956 Democratic convention. Years later, when first running for president himself, Clinton recalled in an interview that his appetite for politics had been whetted that afternoon. "The ... (Full Article: 2149 Words)

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