“There is still time for both Clintons to solve the Hillary Problem,” the conservative columnist William Safire wrote in the Times in March, 1992, when Bill Clinton, the Governor of Arkansas, was first running for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Safire was referring to the manner in which Hillary, an accomplished lawyer, presented herself as someone who would reinvent the role of First Lady. Not everyone saw this as a problem. Indeed, Hillary had already proved a solution, appearing with her husband on “60 Minutes” after Gennifer Flowers, a former television reporter, had regaled a tabloid with stories of her affair with Bill. “I’m not sitting here, some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette,” Clinton said, adding that she loved her husband and respected him, and “if that’s not enough for people, then heck, don’t vote for him.” Safire thought her comments were a “gaffe” that would alienate women; others thought that the remarks would offend country-music fans. But her appearance was widely credited as the reason that Bill Clinton finished a strong second in the New Hampshire primary, a result that made him “the Comeback Kid.”