Bill Clinton and the Neoliberal Presidency

  • William F. Grover
  • Joseph G. Peschek
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency Series book series (EAP)


Bill Clinton’s election in 1992 brought an end to a period in which the Republican Party had controlled the White House for 12 consecutive years, and for 20 of the previous 24 years. Clinton won 32 states and the District of Columbia for 370 electoral votes, compared to 18 states and 168 electoral votes for President George H. W. Bush. Clinton was able to capture four of the 11 states of the southern Confederacy (Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia), though he garnered only a plurality of the nationwide popular vote (43 percent). In an unusually strong showing for an independent candidate, Texas businessman H. Ross Perot received nearly 19 percent of the popular vote. With his reelection in 1996, Clinton became the first Democratic President since Franklin D. Roosevelt to serve two full terms as president.


Health Care Reform Welfare Reform Balance Budget North American Free Trade Agreement Republican Party 
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