- Dec 2011
- Iowa USA
Well, that was a "notorious" election for TV ads. The Bushes always hit hard on TV, though the father's reputation was less affected by the use of the harsh tactics than was the son's.I think that The Duke picked Bentsen because he was hoping to win more support in the South. People often forget this, but Dukakis was actually leading in the polls until the fall of 1988, when Bush Sr. took the lead:
Historical polling for United States presidential elections - Wikipedia
I personally made the Wikipedia article above, FTR. Specifically, more than five years ago.