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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:11 PM

61. We should have won in 1988-- but Dukakis BLEW it.

 

He came out of his convention with a 15-point lead, and let it get chipped away by not responding to attacks quickly enough. I think we would have won that year with a candidate like Obama or Clinton who refute attacks in a timely manner, instead of sitting there for weeks and months just taking it.

Dukakis also lacked a clear simple theme until about the last three weeks of the campaign, when polls showed him closing the gap as voters responded to his "I'm on your side" message.. but it was just too late.

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