Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Nixon Strategy


I know the 2008 Presidential race isn’t directly relevant to 2006 OH-01 race, so I’ll keep this short.

In 1960, the 8-year Vice President Richard Nixon ran for President against the young son of a Washington legend, John Kennedy. Nixon barely lost (49.6% to 49.7%). It was one of the closest elections ever.

In 2000, the 8-year Vice President Al Gore ran for President against the young son of a Washington legend and President, George W. Bush. Gore barely lost (47.9% to 48.4%). It was one of the closet elections ever.

After Nixon’s defeat, he chose an unusual path: he ran for California Governor, but lost again. After Gore’s defeat, he chose an unusual path: he toured the country educating people about global warming.

Nixon made a comeback 8 years after his Presidential defeat amidst the unpopular Vietnam War. He went on to defeat Humphrey with 56% of the electoral college. Gore is considering a comeback 8 years after his Presidential defeat amidst the unpopular Iraq War.

Will Gore go on to defeat the Republican nominee? Or will he hold true to his pledge not to run in the election?

1 Comments:

At 1:26 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I just read he re-stated admist speculation that he is NOT going to run in 2008.

 

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