bill clinton

  1. WI: Jerry Brown runs as Independent in 1992

    What if this in election scenario you have Democratic presidential nominee Jerry Brown who came in second place after Bill Clinton run as Independent? This might be a bit of unrealistic scenario but let's have this election the same with Bush, Clinton and Perot running but now with Jerry Brown...
  2. Mario Cuomo instead of Clinton: What changes?

    Mario Cuomo was a politician most well known for his liberal beliefs and oratory skills, most notably his "Tale of two cities" speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention. Since then, he was considered a favorite for the 1988 and 1992 presidential nomination. However, both times, he...
  3. QuinnMallory

    Clinton resigns after Lewinsky scandal?

    Say Bill Clinton figures Gore is just as capable of being President as he is, and will be more effective as President without a black mark, and decided to resign. How does that change 2000? Does incumbency push Gore over the line in Florida, or does the scandal actually hurt him more? What would...
  4. WI Clinton Impeachment Succeeds (Removed or Resigned)

    Figured this was timely moment to review this potential PoD. Some choice comments from last discussion:
  5. Accountability: The Fall of Bill Clinton
    Threadmarks: Ch. 1: White House, January 25, 1998

    Accountability: The Fall of Bill Clinton January 25, 1998 It was going to be a relatively nice day, the high near 45. Sunday traffic was lighter in D.C., not that it mattered for the President’s motorcade. But despite having the ultimate right of way, it was still a few minutes behind...
  6. If Cuomo Had Run in 1992, Who Would've Been His Running Mate?

    In 1991, New York Governor Mario Cuomo famously dithered over whether or not to run for President in the upcoming Democratic primaries. Ultimately he decided not to run, claiming that New York's budget problems were too much of a distraction, and Bill Clinton was nominated instead. Had Cuomo...
  7. THeaven

    Bush replaced Quayle in 92

    If G.O.P decided that President Bush needed a new V.P candidate in order to win reelection (I'm not saying it would succeed) who would be Quayles successor as the Republican V.P candidate?
  8. mlee117379

    DBWI: Clinton stays out of the 1988 race

    Apparently Clinton came very close to changing his mind about running in 1988. Suppose he doesn't run for President that year after all. Who wins the Democratic nomination, and how do they do in the general?
  9. WI: Clinton Taps Tom Harkin in 1992

    What if, instead of picking Al Gore, Bill Clinton taps Iowa Senator Tom Harkin to be his VP? Does this impact the 1992 presidential race? Would Harkin have beaten George W. Bush in 2000?
  10. If Clinton Doesn't Run in 1992, then Who Wins the Election?

    Suppose that like most other Democrats, Bill Clinton assumed 1992 was to be a Republican year and he sat out the race. Without Clinton, who wins the Democratic nomination and who wins the general election?
  11. WI: Hillary Clinton Stays a Republican

    In the 1960s, Hillary Clinton (who at the time went by her maiden name Rodham) was a Republican who supported Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. But by the end of the decade she switched parties over her opposition to Richard Nixon. What if Rodham had decided to stay a Republican? Would she...
  12. WI: Bill Clinton's Father Lives

    Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III. He was named after his father, William Jefferson Blythe Jr. Three months before Bill III was born, his father was killed as the result of a car accident while driving from Illinois to Arkansas. According to Bill Clinton's autobiography, his...
  13. Clinton Resigns in 1998. What Does Gore Do?

    The POD is Bill Clinton resigns over the Lewinsky scandal in 1998, making Al Gore the 43rd US President. How does Gore handle domestic and foreign policy? Can he work with the Republican Congress to get legislation passed? Would he win in 2000?
  14. What Would America Be Like Without Bill Clinton?

    Suppose that Michael Dukakis, as originally expected, had defeated George H.W. Bush in 1988. This likely butterflies away a Bill Clinton administration. What would America be like without Bill Clinton's presidency?
  15. X_X

    I Remember A Place Called Hope: The Clinton Assassination and Gore Presidency
    Threadmarks: Prolouge

    The tragic thing is, he was never supposed to have been in D.C. that wintery afternoon. Clinton’s planned 1994 European diplomacy tour, which would’ve included Clinton’s signing of the historic Kremlin accords, had been delayed for February rather than January. Ironically this had partly been...
  16. What Caused the Early 1990's Recession?

    From 1990-1991, the US experienced a recession. The poor economy caused George H.W. Bush to lose his 1992 re-election bid and gave rise to the term "jobless recovery." Compared to 1982 or 2008 the early 1990s recession was mild, but it was nonetheless politically and historically important. What...
  17. If Clinton Loses in 1992, Who Do the Democrats Nominate in 1996?

    If Bill Clinton had lost the 1992 election to George H.W. Bush, who would the Democrats have nominated in 1996? And would they have gone on to win the general election?
  18. DBWI: Bill Clinton Doesn't Resign

    On September 23, 1998, President Bill Clinton resigned after meeting with the Democratic Congressional leadership at the White House. Al Gore was sworn in as the 43rd President. What would it take to prevent Clinton from resigning? Would Clinton be able to survive the impeachment process? How...
  19. WI: "Yes, I did have sexual relations with that woman."

    What if Bill Clinton told the truth in that moment?
  20. WI: Perot Stays Out of the 1992 Presidential Election

    In the summer of 1992, independent businessman Ross Perot appeared to have a strong chance of winning the popular vote in that year's presidential election. He polled far ahead of Clinton, and even beat Bush in some polls before his support slipped and he dropped out of the race that July...