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Clinton/Gore : victory from a shadow box /
Jeffrey J. Volle.
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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185 p.
ISBN
9781137281364 (alk. paper)
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
9781137281364 (alk. paper)
contents note
1968-1992 twenty-four years of debate -- 1992 and the football is back! -- 1993-94 back to the future -- 1995-96 the puzzle fits beautifully -- 1997-2000 the good, the bad, the indifferent -- Legacies.
catalogue key
8728938
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-180) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jeffrey J. Volle is an independent scholar and author of The Political Legacies of Barry Goldwater and George McGovern.
Summaries
Main Description
Some may not remember, but there was a brief time in the summer of 1992 when Bill Clinton was trailing behind both Ross Perot and popular incumbent George H. Bush, making the Democrats' chances for the White House look futile. Democrats still looked back to past presidents who embodied the ideals of a century: FDR, Truman, and JFK. Bill Clinton and Al Gore used the memories of these candidates, stored in America's collective consciousness, to translate passion into victory and to reinvigorate the Democratic party. This book is a look back at the importance of all the right moves made by Bill Clinton from the New Hampshire primary, to the selection of Al Gore as his running mate, to his handling of the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994-95. It also examines how the legacy of the Clinton/Gore model has remained relevant and has served as a blueprint for current Democratic candidates.
Main Description
Some may not remember, but there was a brief time in the summer of 1992 when Bill Clinton was trailing behind both Ross Perot and popular incumbent George H. Bush, making the Democrats'chances for the White House look futile. Democrats still looked back to past presidents who embodied the ideals of a century: FDR, Truman, and JFK. Bill Clinton and Al Gore used the memories of these candidates, stored in America's collective consciousness, to translate passion into victory and to reinvigorate the Democratic party. This book is a look back at the importance of all the right moves made by Bill Clinton from the New Hampshire primary, to the selection of Al Gore as his running mate, to his handling of the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994-95. It also examines how the legacy of the Clinton/Gore model has remained relevant and has served as a blueprint for current Democratic candidates.
Main Description
Some may not remember, but there was a brief time in the summer of 1992 when Bill Clinton was trailing behind both Ross Perot and popular incumbent George H. Bush, making the Democrats' chances for the White House look futile. Democrats still looked back to past presidents who embodied the ideals of a century: FDR, Truman, and JFK. Bill Clinton and Al Gore used the memories of these candidates, stored in America's collective consciousness, to translate passion into victory and to reinvigoratethe Democratic party. This book is a look back at the importance of all the right moves made by Bill Clinton from the New Hampshire primary, to the selection of Al Gore as his running mate, to his handling of the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994-95. It also examines how the legacy of the Clinton/Gore model has remained relevant and has served as a blueprint for current Democratic candidates.
Main Description
Clinton/Gore Victory from a Shadow Box is a different perspective on the legacy of the Clinton/Gore Presidency. The importance of the Clinton/Gore ticket in 1992 cannot be underestimated. Some may not remember, but there was a brief time when the team of Clinton/Gore was the third choice between Ross Perot and incumbent George H. Bush in the summer of 1992. What if Clinton/Gore lost in 1992? Or won in 1992 and lost in 1996? Would the Democratic Party have splintered into various factions? This book is a look back at the importance of all the right moves made by Bill Clinton from the New Hampshire primary to the selection of Al Gore as his running mate to his handling of the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994-95. Clinton/Gore Victory from a Shadow Box organized into six chapters. The first chapter is a brief look back at the previous presidential elections since FDR and how these Democrats set the table for the menacing task of Bill Clinton and Al Gore to defeat a popular war time President in George H. Bush. The second chapter will be the 1992 campaign for president the key to the revitalization of the Democratic Party. The third chapter looks at the Republican landslide takeover of the House in 1994 and how the Clinton/Gore team dealt with the new leadership. Chapter 4 is the 1996 reelection campaign of Clinton/Gore and how the economy, the Republican choice of Bob Dole as their candidate and the conventions all factored into the Clinton/Gore win. Chapter 5 is the tumultuous years of 1997-2000 including impeachment of President Clinton, foreign policy and the start of Al Gore's run for the nomination himself. And finally Chapter 6 is a final look at the controversial 2000 Gore/Bush election and the Clinton/Gore legacy.
Main Description
Clinton/Gore - Victory from a Shadow Box is a different perspective on the legacy of the Clinton/Gore Presidency. The importance of the Clinton/Gore ticket in 1992 cannot be underestimated. Some may not remember, but there was a brief time when the team of Clinton/Gore was the third choice between Ross Perot and incumbent George H. Bush in the summer of 1992. What if Clinton/Gore lost in 1992? Or won in 1992 and lost in 1996? Would the Democratic Party have splintered into various factions? This book is a look back at the importance of all the right moves made by Bill Clinton from the New Hampshire primary to the selection of Al Gore as his running mate to his handling of the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994-95. Clinton/Gore - Victory from a Shadow Box organized into six chapters. The first chapter is a brief look back at the previous presidential elections since FDR and how these Democrats set the table for the menacing task of Bill Clinton and Al Gore to defeat a popular war time President in George H. Bush. The second chapter will be the 1992 campaign for president - the key to the revitalization of the Democratic Party. The third chapter looks at the Republican landslide takeover of the House in 1994 and how the Clinton/Gore team dealt with the new leadership. Chapter 4 is the 1996 reelection campaign of Clinton/Gore and how the economy, the Republican choice of Bob Dole as their candidate and the conventions all factored into the Clinton/Gore win. Chapter 5 is the tumultuous years of 1997-2000 including impeachment of President Clinton, foreign policy and the start of Al Gore's run for the nomination himself. And finally Chapter 6 is a final look at the controversial 2000 Gore/Bush election and the Clinton/Gore legacy.
Bowker Data Service Summary
What if Clinton/Gore lost in 1992? Or won in 1992 and lost in 1996? This book is a look back at the importance of all the right moves made by Bill Clinton from the New Hampshire primary to the selection of Al Gore as his running mate to his handling of the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994-95.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
1968-1992: Twenty-Four Years of Debatep. 5
1992: And the Football Is Back!p. 29
1993-1994: Back to the Futurep. 51
1995-1996: The Puzzle Fits Beautifullyp. 81
1997-2000: The Good, The Bad, The Indifferentp. 109
2000: Legaciesp. 135
Conclusionsp. 159
Notesp. 165
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 181
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