Elephant in the Room: Former Presidents and Their Parties

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About Presidents and their parties, particularly situations where a former President who was not re-elected is still in the political picture. There can be some interesting challenges for the party. We look at four cases in history, Gerald Ford’s golfing and soft-pedaling in 1980, Truman’s attack on a front-runner in 1956, Bush’s largely successful exeunt from the stage in 1993 and Carter’s absence in 1981-3 which still became an invisible influence.