Reelecting Bill Clinton: Why America Chose a "New" Democrat

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Syracuse University Press, Dec 1, 1997 - Political Science - 308 pages
In this follow-up to his 1992 work, The Bill Clinton Story: Winning the Presidency, John Hohenberg examines the reasons behind the troubled campaign of Bob Dole and his relationship with the brash Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He scrutinizes the two government furloughs that handicapped the Republican Congress and a gridlock that was narrowly averted. From the direction of welfare reform, the everpresent whitewater scandal and its targets, disaster relief efforts, and the anti-tobacco legislation, Hohenberg shows how each issue figured prominentiy in the Presidential campaign.
 

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Contents

Shutdown
3
Its the Economy Stupid
13
Doles Problems
20
Clinton Cools It
27
The Outsiders
35
Tipoff in Iowa
42
The Long Long Trail
48
Dole as Challenger
54
Doles Rescue Operation
149
Show Time in San Diego
156
The Hapless Warrior
165
Clinton at Fifty
172
Return to Chicago
180
PART FOUR The Fall Campaign
191
Labor Day Kickoff
193
Clinton
201

PART TWO Changes of Front
61
Black Hole
63
Emergency
70
The New Democrat
77
Dole Quits the Senate
84
A OneTwo Punch for Clinton
90
Guns in June
96
State of the Campaign
104
PART THREE Purposes and Principles
111
Big Tobacco
113
Clinton and Russia
120
Perot Redux
127
The War on Terror I
135
Of the People by the People
142
Rehearsal for A D 2000?
207
The Republican Dilemma
215
The War on Terror II
222
The Race Tightens
229
Congress Goes Home
237
Clinton Bids for Peace
244
The Debates
251
PART FIVE The Election
259
Ending the Campaign
261
The Presidential Election
268
State of the Union
276
The 1996 Presidential Election Results
289
Index
291
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