About that 1992 Race

William Bradley reminds us about something relevant to remember from that 1992 campaign Hillary would now site in revisionist (or deluded) fashion, Jerry Brown did not heavily contest California. And even though he’d been the first to attack the Clintons on Whitewater, he had stopped attacking the candidate who was clearly the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee.

In case you’re interested, Bill Clinton effectively won the Democratic nomination after the Illinois primary forced Paul Tsongas out of the race in mid-to-late March, less than 2 months after the New Hampshire primary. The comparable point in this campaign would be about the time of Wisconsin, ironically the same point we will inevitably look back upon as the solidification of the Obama nomination. Any threat Brown may have poised was quashed after he lost the New York primary to Clinton in April.