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US Presidential Elections and Foreign PolicyCandidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton$
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Andrew Johnstone and Andrew Priest

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813169057

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.001.0001

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Internationalism Challenged

Internationalism Challenged

Foreign Policy Issues in the 1992 Presidential Election

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(p.317) 14 Internationalism Challenged
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US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy
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John Dumbrell

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0015

1992 is remembered as the first post–Cold War election, fought primarily on domestic issues, when Bill Clinton overturned the high approval ratings enjoyed by President George H. W. Bush in the wake of victory in the Gulf. Clinton’s victory is conventionally ascribed to a combination of domestic issues, luck, and the candidacy of Ross Perot. This chapter will consider and broadly endorse these conventional points but will also demonstrate the degree to which the campaign involved the airing of major themes and tendencies within emerging US post–Cold War foreign policy.

Keywords:   1992 election, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ross Perot

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