Originally written on Cleveland Sports Torture  |  Last updated 9/16/14
My two favorite modern day political heroes faced off in the 1992 election. I didn't know it then, but America couldn't lose. The incumbent was a moderate, Eisenhower-Republican, CIA director, distinguished WWII veteran, champion of immigration, civil rights and clean air. The challenger was a brilliant lawyer and egalitarian centrist; a pragmatic Democrat who consistently shunned divisive policies in favor of compromise and collaboration. It's no wonder that rivals George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton would eventually form one of the most genuine and famous friendships in this era of hateful, polarizing politics- together, both former presidents are still preaching Third Way principles that reinforce tolerance, individual responsibility and synthetic government. George H.W. Bush never possessed Ronald Reagan's gifts as a communicator, but I believed in Bush's "kinder, gentler" vision for the United States and his "thousand points of light." Bush consistently put the health of our co...
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