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Short Answers To Questions In BBC Headlines

The question is asked, a question that we can answer:

George HW Bush: What makes a one-term president?

Losing the election and not being re-elected would seem to cover it.

As to why, which is the real question being posed, PJ O’Rourke put it best. George HW Bush would have had to be found naked in bed with with a dead business recession to lose re-election. He was and he did.

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Jonathan Harston
Jonathan Harston
3 years ago

I blame the Naked Gun movie, that ended with Drebin giving an inspiring speech that ended “I want a world where the Democrats will put somebody up there worth voting for!” and Bush nodding approvingly.

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