Archive for November 1992

Clinton could be a great president

The election is over. But cynics and skeptics are already taking aim. Clinton’s agenda, they say, will be captured by the tax and spend leadership of the Democrat Congress or by the liberal forces of McGovern and Mondale that populate the policy haunts of Washington’s Democratic government-in-waiting. Or: interest groups that dominate the Democratic party…

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Seven lessons ’92 taught us

Expensive (more than $235 million spent by the major candidates alone). Disgusting (“knock” campaign advertising continues to dominate airwaves). Shameful (for the world’s oldest constitutional democracy that just won a protracted struggle with totalitarianism). Pick your own description of this year’s lamentable presidential campaign. The lackluster Bush campaign was dominated by mud-slinging. The roller-coaster Clinton…

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