From The Chronicle, the lure of the campaign trail: Scholars who counsel candidates wield power but face risks; and in her college and law-school years, and later in her positions on higher education, Hillary Rodham Clinton has demonstrated a belief in "principled compromise”. There's nothing more astonishing than this: Why on Earth should Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton be the front-runner for the presidency? How to stop Hillary: Six strategies for her Democratic rivals. Promised real power as Bill Clinton's vice president, Al Gore found he had a rival for that role: the First Lady: An excerpt from For Love of Politics—Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years by Sally Bedell Smith.