The Flawed Path For The Presidency 1992 : Unfairness And Inequality

1533 Words Nov 30th, 2016 7 Pages
The 1992 election was an election full of surprises and events that still invoke people’s interest. However, in all that excitement the 1992 election is also a representation of the issues that the U.S. election process contains. Robert D. Loevy in “The Flawed Path to the Presidency 1992: Unfairness and Inequality in the Presidential Selection Process” outlines the 1992 election, in order to identify the issues with the United States’ election process and to introduce solutions for those problems.
The book begins by describing the accomplishments of George Bush and Bill Clinton within their respective parties before the 1992 election. It also introduces the people who were competing with Bush and Clinton during the primaries. The next chapters that follow describe the primaries, which the author provides background information for. He explains the reasoning for the date the primaries were held on, as some state legislations strove to make their state more important in the primaries. It also describes any important events that occurred, such as, Clinton’s infidelity scandal and draft scandal that occurred before the New Hampshire primary. It then delves into the third-party candidate, Ross Perot, describing Perot’s surging popularity and his reason for leaving the race. It then examines the election and the impact the Electoral College has on it. The author points out the issues with the Electoral College and how it causes the election to not be a national election but…

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