Fun Fact: When George W Bush Won a Governor Race With Smear Tactics

During the 1994 Texas Gubernatorial election, future-president George W. Bush faced incumbent Democratic Governor Ann Richards who was fairly popular especially as Texas had a strong economy during her tenure. Bush campaigned heavily on faith and cultural values, and it turned ugly when homophobia was used to slander Richards. Many had even questioned Richard’s ownContinue reading “Fun Fact: When George W Bush Won a Governor Race With Smear Tactics”

Fun Fact: The Bushes and Those Without Faith

While ironically considered more evangelical than his father, George W. Bush had kinder words than his dad for non-religious Americans. In 1987 a journalist described a conversation in which George H.W. Bush thought that non-religious Americans shouldn’t be considered patriotic or even citizens. In 2004, George W. Bush said “I will be your president regardlessContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Bushes and Those Without Faith”

Fun Fact: Duo Beaten By The Bushes

Micheal Dukakis and John Kerry served together as Governor and Lt. Governor (Kerry was his Lt. Gov.) of Massachusetts between 1983-1985 until John Kerry was elected to the Senate. Micheal Dukakis ran for president in 1988, losing in a landslide to George H.W. Bush. John Kerry would later run as president in 2004, but heContinue reading “Fun Fact: Duo Beaten By The Bushes”