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After serving ten years as the Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton became eager to pursue his high school dream of becoming President of the United States. During his governing years, Clinton came up new strategies, ideas, and campaign methods to be used for a much larger opportunity. In 1991, he announced he would be running for the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton believed that America’s future was in jeopardy and he had the solutions and answers to get it back on track. He began gaining popularity early from his views on the national health care system, a tax cut for the middle class, a reduction of the deficit, and a new welfare system. Clinton’s popularity is still evident today after delivering what many considered to be the best speech of the 2012 Democratic convention. Surely, Mr. Clinton must have done something right during his presidency to have the privilege of endorsing President Barack Obama at the biggest convention of the year.
Bill Clinton’s presidency all started in 1992, when a large margin separated him from his rivals as the Democratic presidential nominee. He ran against George H.W. Bush who was an easy target after Bush raised taxes and led the economy near a recession. Clinton used that to his advantage and focused majority of his campaign on strengthening and rebuilding the American economy. On November 3, 1992, his campaign efforts paid off and Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd president of the United States.
Clinton’s first years were greatly unsuccessful as the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the implementation of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy were largely unpopular. In 1994, a failed universal health care bill led Republicans control of both houses of Congress. But President Clinton never gave up and in an impressive comeback; Americans restored their trust in him. He passed the Violent…...

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