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Posted by nvme in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun May 25th 2008, 12:16 PM
Democratic voter seem to look back on the Clinton whitehouse with such nostalgic reverence. Back in 92' when bill ran against Daddy bush, It was a different ballgame altogether. America was still in the lead with many industries. His negatives were relatively unknown. A third party candidate was a threat to both parties. The whole process favored relatively known Bill Clinton.

America actually was a world leader in many areas. We were spearheading the implementation of the internet. We lead the auto industries. We were making progress in the trade war against Japan. We were still in a recession left over from daddy bush/ and reaganomics. America was still producing.

At the time there was little know about bill's negatives. His infidelities came to light breifly and Hillary was standing by her man. the white water crap had yet to begin. His association with the Mc Dougals was not known. Rose was just a flower (not jennifer) and it wasn't associated with the law firm either. He had yet to be impeached. He had yet to committed ha-ri-kari by enacting NAFTA. In addition to the knowns and unknowns, a third candidate was in the race.

H ross perot helped shape the General Election. He drew out the libertarians of the Re pubs party. Perot appealed to fiscal conservatives who are part of the re pubs base. He had a texans down home appeal that knee capped big dad die. ever since that election the re pubs have learned and honed their skills. Perot competing made Bills opening possible.


Bill would have been unelectable himself had it not been for those factors. His charisma very strong, would not have saved the day. His election was lucky. Given the fact that Hillary does not have the same Charisma inspire, and deep resentment among re pubs,she will not benefit in the General. There is no third party of note running. In the end, she will fail because like her campaign she has proven herself to be highly inconsistent and unreliable.
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