Skip to comments.Flashback: Dukakis Led Bush By 17 Points After 1988 DNC
Posted on 09/09/2012 9:13:44 PM PDT by barmag25
The media are gushing and fawning over new poll numbers showing Barack Obama getting a bounce from the just ended Democratic National Convention putting him four points ahead of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Before they get too cocky, they might want to recall that after his convention ended in 1988, Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis led George H.W. Bush by seventeen points.
The New York Times reported July 26, 1988:
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Those were great! Bumper stickers showed a man laughing his butt off with the caption: DUKAKIS for WHAT?!?!? (as in,
“You want it WHEN?”). Also “Dump The Duke”. A caller to the Jerry Williams show on WRKO Boston sang “Unelectable...” to the tune of “Unforgettable...”*
A joke from, of all people, Barney Frank:
“They want to depress the Central Artery? They should just have Mike Dukakis talk to it.” (Frank also quipped: “Depressing the Central Artery? Wouldn’t it be cheaper to raise the city?”)
*—also Howie Carr gave him the nickname Pee Wee as in Pee Wee Herman...piece that used to run on Jerry Wiliams show:
PEE WEE HERMAN: What’s the secret word for today?
(Sound effect: Woman screaming)
PEE WEE HERMAN: So when you hear the secret word...SCREAM REAL LOUD!
I thought Dukakis was Greek for Romney?
As a private sectory guy, Romney doesn't know anything about politics. Politics is so complex with so many experts and masterminds running the show now, there's no way anyone can just step in and master it overnight. That's why we're better off with career politicians who live, eat and breathe this stuff as candidates, as long as they agree with our values. A private sector guy who's a newbie to politics is going to lose every time against a career politician who's paid attention to how to run campaigns all their life.
Yes that could be correct.
This could be a weak point, Romney does not really give the impression that he understands how the brutal world of politics operate and how the MSM will be making it harder for him.
One would think that he has the right advisors to guide him through, or he should able to see where McCain campaign failed.
Romney is not a newbie in politics. He’s been a governor of MA and then running for a president ever since. Not to mention his attempt at senate race in 1994. This guy has been in politics for almost two decade. Whatever Romney may be, a political novice he is not.
Look at gallup’s history going back to 1948. Elections with no incumbent are very volatile. Only 1952 saw the eventual winner maintain a solid and consistent lead. In 1960, JFK and Nixon traded the lead weekly. In 1968, Nixon lead the entire election by as much as 15 points only to nearly lose it. In 2000, both Gore and Bush had 10 point leads at one point. I recall at one point Gore and Bush were even tied 44-44 in Illinois.
Using elections with no incumbent to try and predict this ekection won’t work.
LOL. I read some dumb things here on FR, but that there isn’t politics in business or that business isn’t cutthroat?
Are you George Stephanopolous?