Comments for: Ghosts of elections past won’t predict this one

Posted Aug. 11, 2012, at 5:35 p.m.

For generations, political operatives have revisited past presidential elections to try to predict the outcome of their present-day campaigns. History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme, as Mark Twain supposedly quipped. This year, Republicans are pointing to 1992, when a Democratic challenger won, and Democrats favor 2004, when a …

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