Candidate With Conviction: When Jailed Debs Ran for President | RealClearPolitics

Candidate With Conviction: When Jailed Debs Ran for President

Candidate With Conviction: When Jailed Debs Ran for President

On this date in 1996, William Jefferson Clinton was reelected as president. Although his second term was marred by scandal and impeachment, a majority of the American people weren’t simpatico with the opposition party’s efforts in Congress to remove him from office. Bill Clinton was a rare U.S. president who had higher approval ratings leaving the White House than when he entered.

 

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