From Donald Trump, a New Low - The Atlantic
The AtlanticFrom Donald Trump, a New LowThe AtlanticBy acclamation the best modern campaign-trail book, What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer (see Molly Ball's assessment here), came from the historically very uninspiring George H.W. Bush-Michael Dukakis campaign of 1988. The book took Cramer nearly ...
Posted on 30 September 2017 | 6:21 am
Hugh Hefner, Butt of the Joke - The Weekly
The Weekly StandardHugh Hefner, Butt of the JokeThe Weekly StandardWhen, toward the end of the 1988 presidential election season, it became evident that the Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis was likely to lose to George H.W. Bush, Saturday Night Live represented Dukakis figuratively throwing in the towel by ...and more »
Posted on 29 September 2017 | 12:17 pm
Gillespie rolls out 'Kill, Rape, Control'
Washington PostGillespie rolls out 'Kill, Rape, Control' attack ad against NorthamWashington PostThey likened the commercial to the “Willie Horton” ad used against Democrat Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential race that focused on an African American felon who committed crimes while out on a weekend furlough program in Massachusetts.and more »
Posted on 29 September 2017 | 8:38 am
The shifting politics of free speech in
Christian Science MonitorThe shifting politics of free speech in AmericaChristian Science Monitor... First Amendment: The Politics of Free Speech & the Return of Conservative Libertarianism.” In his 1988 presidential campaign, George H.W. Bush would regularly use the phrase “card-carrying member of the ACLU” to denounce Democrat Michael Dukakis.and more »
Posted on 28 September 2017 | 11:39 am
Sound Off: Sept. 28, 2017 - The Delaware
Sound Off: Sept. 28, 2017 - The Delaware County Daily TimesThe Delaware County Daily TimesI'm calling about the cable. When you watch the cable it's 15 minutes of commercials and 15 minutes of reruns and my bill is $200 a month. Figure that one out.and more »
Posted on 28 September 2017 | 2:09 am
Smartest Woman in the World?
Were it not for H. Ross Perot both Clintons would be little more than a footnote in American political history, much like former presidential candidate Michael Dukakis or Al Gore.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:24 pm
New Hampshire primary campaigns rely on
While there, Gary Patton led county organizations for the presidential bids of Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton. When the Pattons moved to Hampton, they got involved in the local Democratic party right away.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 3:22 pm
Are Democrats really socialists?
They used to think it was enough to accuse Democrats of being liberals. In 1988, George H.W. Bush made voters think “liberal” was Michael Dukakis’ first name. But ever since the 2008 campaign, conservatives have been depicting President Barack Obama ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 1:21 pm
Biden to Dems: Unsure about 'emotional fuel'
The former Delaware senator ran for president in 1988 and 2008 -- losing the Democratic nomination each time to Michael Dukakis and President Barack Obama, respectively. Some big money donors to the Democratic Party are keeping a close eye and ear on what ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:14 am
Kristol Looking for a New Republican Savior
He’s afraid that the Republicans may be in trouble for 2016, comparing them to the Democrats in 1988 when Michael Dukakis was their nominee in what was the single most boring election in history. So he wants the GOP to start thinking about drafting a ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 1:11 am