How Bill Clinton earned the nickname the Comeback Kid during the 1992 Democratic primary.

Whistlestop: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Bill Clinton in 1992

Whistlestop: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Bill Clinton in 1992

Bite-sized stories from presidential campaign history.
July 8 2015 4:58 PM

Bill Clinton, There for You Till the Last Dog Dies

Slate’s podcast about presidential campaign history explains how Bill Clinton earned the nickname the Comeback Kid during the 1992 Democratic primary.

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Then–presidential candidate Bill Clinton waves to supporters as he holds the hand of his wife Hillary, July 22, 1992, St. Louis.

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Listen to Episode 13 of Whistlestop:

Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential campaign history. Hosted by our political columnist and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each weekly installment will revisit a memorable (or even a forgotten) moment from America’s quadrennial carnival.

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