IN SEPTEMBER, AFTER THE DEMOCRATS' feel-good convention, Bill and Hillary Clinton were ""not rejoicing'' over the president's lead in the polls, said a close adviser. ""Neither one wants to tempt fate.'' Clinton's whole career had been a series of wild rides; an easy finish in this race, Clinton's last, seemed inconceivable.
..EX.-FROM "DEN OF LIONS," BY TERRY ANDERSON. (COPYRIGHT) 1993 BY TMS CORPORATION. TO BE PUBLISHED BY CROWN PUBLISHERS, INC. The green Mercedes, sparkling clean in the weak morning sunlight, drifted to a gentle halt in the narrow road, just a few yards up the hill from the graffiti-covered monument to Gamal Abdel Nasser.
It may have been a midlife crisis, no different from what thousands of other American males go through. But last weekend, Virginia Sen. Charles Robb's life passage was scheduled to be explored in embarrassing detail on NBC television's "Expose." A straight-arrow former Marine who is on Washington's short list of presidential contenders, Robb apparently took a walk on the wild side during his term as governor of Virginia (1982 to 1986).