Tag Archives: Bill Clinton

Impeachment and Florida

As another impeachment inquiry roles forward a look back at Florida’s role in previous impeachment proceedings. Andrew Johnson (1868) Florida had not been readmitted to the union when Democratic President Andrew Johnson was impeached by the Republican Congress. Florida had tried to send several ex-Confederates to Congress after the Civil War but they were not […]

Andrew series Part IV: President Bush, Governor Chiles, FEMA and the botched storm response

Part I Part II Part IIIĀ  This is part four of our month-long series on Hurricane Andrew President George H.W. Bush had won Florida by 22 points in 1988, his best performance in the southeast United States. Having just been renominated for a second term the previous week, Bush was looking forward to hitting the […]

2016 emails 1996 campaign finance all over again? Clintonian deja vu

Call it Clintonian deja vu. In 1996, Bill Clinton was cruising to reelection and Democrats seemed destined to retake Congress after (what we at the time thought was an accidental) the 1994 GOP sweep. But late-breaking news intervened in 1996 cost the Democrats a chance to retake Congress while Clinton still cruised to reelection albeit […]

Can Florida Democrats learn from Hillary Clinton?

Florida Democrats and the consultants that regularly advise them are notorious for their theories about voter behavior. Time and again we are told the party must nominate “moderate” and “centrist” candidates who speak to “swing” voters. The problem is all of these labels are mythical and theories behind them are grounded in a time when […]