1992 United States presidential election
The United States presidential election of 1992 was on November 3, 1992 in the United States. The three main people running were: George H. W. Bush, a Republican from Texas and the President; Bill Clinton, who was a Democrat and Governor of Arkansas; and Ross Perot an Independent candidate.
Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Bush/Quayle, Blue denotes those won by Clinton/Gore.
Bill Clinton was the winner of the election. Clinton got 370 Electoral votes, Bush got 168, and Perot got 0. A person running for president will need to get 270 to win.
George H.W. Bush could have lost the election for several reasons. He broke his promise of "Read my lips: no new taxes" by increasing taxes during his term. Some of his most well-known accomplishments during his presidency came from his foreign policy, and because of the Cold War and Gulf War being over, foreign policy became a smaller issue, as the economy became a bigger issues, since the economy was bad.
- George H. W. Bush, President of the United States from Texas
- Pat Buchanan, conservative columnist from Virginia
- David Duke, state representative from Louisiana
- Harold Stassen, former Governor of Minnesota and perennial candidate
Louisiana representative David Duke
- Bill Clinton, Governor of Arkansas
- Jerry Brown, former Governor of California
- Paul Tsongas, former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
- Bob Kerrey, U.S. Senator from Nebraska
- Tom Harkin, U.S. Senator from Iowa
- Douglas Wilder, Governor of Virginia
- Eugene McCarthy, former U.S. Senator from Minnesota
- Larry Agran, former Mayor of Irvine, California