HillaryClinton displays a strong presidential resemblance to George W.
Bush. Bush andClinton were so tough that very few top-tier candidates were in the race tochallenge them by the time the actual voting process began. One reason thatBush and Clinton did not have much competition is that they locked up theirsupport from the party elites. They both also demonstrated early polling leads.At the start of both Bush’s and Clinton’s campaigns, Bush and Clinton enjoyedbig leads. Both Bush and Clinton ideological profiles appeal to most of theirparty.
In March of 1999, 83 percent of Republicans said that Bush’s views on theissues of the time were “about right” according to a poll conducted by ABCNews/Washington Post. In a Fox News survey in 2014, 78 percent of Democratssaid that Clinton’s stances were “about right.” They were both questioned morefrequently than their opponents by the media. And probably the biggestresemblance between the two was that they both know what it takes to bePresident of the United States. Since both came from presidential families,their announcement of running wasn’t a huge stock to the American voters. And Ibelieve that many voters were more comfortable voting for their campaign thantheir opponents because they both already had a glimpse of what it is like inthe White House.
What made Bush near invincible in his campaign is that combinedhis ideological fit with his electability. Doing this not only makes partyleaders more likely to support a candidate, but it also makes voters morelikely to stand behind that person.