The Clinton Presidency
To the Editor:
Joshua Muravchik was not the only one puzzled about how to vote in 1992 [“Lament of a Clinton Supporter,” August 1993]. Indeed, apart from the professionals in the two parties, virtually the only ones who could cast a ballot with some enthusiasm were those who voted for None of the Above (a.k.a. Ross Perot).
George Bush had been elected as a third term for Ronald Reagan, and he and James Baker proved to be a sad disappointment. Nevertheless, I voted for Bush in 1992 with no hesitation. One needed only to have noted the major contributors to the Clinton campaign to forecast its main thrust: the teachers unions, the trial lawyers, the professional blacks, the professional homosexuals, and so on. These debts would have to be paid, and the principal contours of a Democratic administration would thus be set. Moreover, Clinton himself and his wife were so manifestly small-town con men that only a naif would trust them as far as he could throw the Little Rock statehouse.
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