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From Taxachusetts to the Massachusetts Miracle

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores both Governor Michael Dukakis's career from the early 1970s to his presidential bid and the state's economic turnaround, dubbed the “Massachusetts Miracle,” which made the ... More


Ending the Cold War without Debate: Foreign Policy and the 1988 Election

Robert A. Strong

in US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813169057
eISBN:
9780813177267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The contest for the American presidency in 1988 should have been a campaign with lively discussions and debates about international politics. It was not. Explaining why may raise important questions ... More


Consultants and Presidential Campaigns, 1984 and 1988

Dennis W. Johnson

in Democracy for Hire: A History of American Political Consulting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272692
eISBN:
9780190272722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272692.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Political consultants played a large role in the presidential elections of 1984 and 1988, including the Democratic and Republican primaries. In 1984 the Reagan re-election team included James Baker, ... More


“There Is Nothing for Nothing Any Longer”: Dave McCurdy's Quest for National Service

Jeffrey Bloodworth

in Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142296
eISBN:
9780813142326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

Smarting from Michael Dukakis’ defeat, centrist Democrats finally counterattacked. Working through the Democratic Leadership Council, Dave McCurdy, and his centrist liberal acolytes, battled Jesse ... More


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