Welcome to the last fully complete Election Tuesdays blog post! Eight years after Barack Obama's historic win, Democrats were hoping to break another significant barrier. For the Republicans... well...
Barack Obama took office as the nation faced several crises. Four years later, were Americans happy with his performance? Or did they side with the obstructionist Republicans?
For the first time since 1928, neither the incumbent president nor the vice president were in the running for their party's nomination. The presidential election was totally up for grabs! Would voters want someone who would continue the policies of President Bush? Or were they hoping for a... change? The Last Four Years Despite a … Continue reading 2008 – BARACK OBAMA VS JOHN MCCAIN
George W. Bush took office during a relatively peaceful time in American history, but just a few months into his presidency, he was confronted with the worst act of terror ever committed on American soil. Suddenly, Bush was a wartime president. As the next election neared, was everyone still happy with his leadership?
We've finally reached the Twenty-First Century! In the previous hundred years, America solidified its standing as a world leader. It entered the new millennium with a federal surplus and no major foreign conflicts. Who would voters pick to maintain this prosperity?
Bill Clinton was the first Democratic president since the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s. Could this "New Democrat" fend off the rising tide of conservatism? Or would he follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Carter and become a one-term president?
Americans promoted Vice President George H.W. Bush to the presidency in hopes that he would be a suitable stand-in for a third term of Ronald Reagan. The only problem? George H.W. Bush was not Ronald Reagan. His weaknesses on domestic issues opened the door for not one, but TWO, major challengers. But no candidate is perfect...
Like the election of 1960, the outgoing President was extremely popular and the Vice President hoped to capitalize on his large base for his own candidacy. This time, a not-so-charismatic New Englander stood in his way. Was the conservative coalition strong enough to survive this challenge?
Was America great again? Under President Ronald Reagan, the economy was improving, the Commies were losing, and there were no negative repercussions in sight! Could any Democrat take him down?
For most Americans, the 1970s were a decade defined by economic decline and distrust in government. Many feared that American exceptionalism was dead. How would voters react as they looked toward a new decade?