There is a right-wing meme going around that the 2012 election may resemble that of 1992..you know, the one where Bill Clinton defeated the incumbent, George H.W. Bush.
Uh, not really likely. Bob Cesca:
But let’s look at the Democratic field in and of itself. Bill Clinton — even prior to announcing — was a rock star in the party. Like President Obama years later, he had delivered a memorable keynote address at the previous presidential nominating convention and was most often compared to the Kennedys. Meanwhile, there was a populist former governor of Californa, Jerry Brown, a liberal spoiler, Paul Tsongas, a war veteran and former Navy SEAL, Bob Kerrey, and a swing-state governor of Virginia, Doug Wilder.
Hardly the equivalent to the goofballs and ragtags in today’s Republican field.
But that’s not why the comparison is being made. It’s wishful thinking. The Republican establishment is desperate for a similar (and opposite, party-wise) outcome as 1992. And so the comparison is completely fallacious.
Sorry, Republicans. Your field sucks. Live with it.