The Presidential Debates Between Bill Clinton And Dole



The presidential debates between democratic President William
Clinton and Republican Senator Robert Dole proved to be a game of "dodge-ball".
Bob Dole fired criticism and attacks while Clinton tried to "dodge" them. Dole
attacked him on most of his ideas, and his tendency to exaggerate. Clinton
avoided the lies he made since the 1992 presidential campaign (brought up by
Dole, of course) by revealing all that he accomplished for the good of the
people. Clinton focused on politics at a federal level at home, and tried to
avoid foreign affairs. Dole based his debate on a state or local level. They
both had separate ideas on different topics such as education, taxes, etc. They
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the debate had Clinton summarizing all that he has done in the past
four years such as 10.5 million more jobs, the Brady Bill, and Family, Medical,
and educational bills. In turn Dole complains that the United States has
stagnant wages, and that 40% of wages are spent on taxes. On the topic of drug
use in the United States Clinton claimed that cocaine use decreased 30% and
crime decreased as well. Dole soon reacted by saying, rather sarcastically that
drug abuse has doubled and for so much money that has been spent on crime little
has changed. Throughout the debates Clinton claims he has done so much good for
the country such as cutting the size of government, and stimulating economic
growth. In return Dole would blame him for exaggerating and stealing credit for
other's work such as governors, senators, etc. Clinton did little direct
attacking but at one point, for example, he criticized Dole's 550 billion dollar
"scheme" to cut Medicare and Social Security.
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