Besides weathering touch economic times, each of these three failed incumbents demonstrated a fatal character flaw. Hoover followed a rigid way of thinking about the Great Depression afflicting the nation in the early 1930s; Carter exhibited a lethargic attitude about the economic malaise of the late 1970s; and Bush seemed out of touch with the problems facing the average American in the early 1990s.
Today’s economic uncertainty is not a new feature of presidential elections. But when such crises occur during a sitting president’s reelection campaign, voters have historically turned him out in favor of a challenger offering a new direction for the nation. In short, incumbents fail when they cannot convince the American people to stay the course.
Taken together, these embattled incumbents still provide a recipe for electoral disaster in American politics — let’s explore each in greater detail.
Herbert Hoover (1932)
Jimmy Carter (1980)
George H.W. Bush (1992)
Will Biden suffer the same fate as his close friends John McCain, who ran and lost against Barack Obama, and John Kerry, who ran and lost against then-President George W. Bush? Or will Trump be the next in a long line of embattled incumbents who fail to obtain a second term? The nation — and the entire world — eagerly awaits an answer.
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