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Chapter 14 Bill Clinton Bill Clinton 1 st Democrat president to serve 2 full terms since FDR Jonathan Adler a columnist at Newsweek observed there seems to be 2 Clintons Inspirational “man from Hope” Reckless perpetual adolescent who Dick Morris called “Saturday Night Bill” Election 1992 Bush gets 38% - lowest for an incumbent since Taft in 1912 Bush has Perot as third party candidate, not TRoosevelt (Perot gets 19%) Clinton gets 43% of Popular vote Clinton’s White House Often called a ‘circus’ 3 rings of power Early on, lack of coordination among
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staffers and policy agenda President more interested in politics and policy than management First Democratic president to admit he needed a chief of staff Didn’t mean he would like it though A lot of evidence suggesting Clinton was resistant to a COS Dec 1992, appoints ‘Mack’ McLarty Not a dominant COS Why Failed?
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