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Bush and Clinton’s generation game

The names on the ballot in the 2016 US presidential election might well be the same ones that appeared almost a quarter of a century before. The last names, that is.

22nd February, 2015
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Niall Stanage

Back in 1992, Democrat Bill Clinton defeated Republican George HW Bush, then the sitting president. Next year, Hillary Clinton is the heavy favourite to win the Democratic nomination. The Republican field will be more competitive, but Jeb Bush – son of HW, and younger brother of George “Dubya” Bush – is the early frontrunner.

The prospect of another Clinton-Bush election says a lot about the state of US politics – and most of it...

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