We all knew that the story of the 2020 election was not over on November 3rd. In order to truly complete this blog series, here is a summary of what went down since my last post.
Author: Kyle Eppler
2020 – DONALD TRUMP VS JOE BIDEN, pt. I
TL;DR: Orange man bad
2016 – HILLARY CLINTON VS DONALD TRUMP
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...
2012 – BARACK OBAMA VS MITT ROMNEY
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?
2008 – BARACK OBAMA VS JOHN MCCAIN
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
2004 – GEORGE W. BUSH VS JOHN KERRY
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?
2000 – AL GORE VS GEORGE W. BUSH
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?
1996 – BILL CLINTON VS BOB DOLE
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?
1992 – GEORGE H.W. BUSH VS BILL CLINTON VS ROSS PEROT
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...
1988 – GEORGE H.W. BUSH VS MICHAEL DUKAKIS
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?