Full title: Presidential Near Misses. Which Major Party Presidential Candidate Would Have Been the Worst Had He Won?
I know this is totally speculative and revisionist history so I imagine non-experts such as myself are free to have a go at it.
I’ll open with Walter Mondale. He ran a campaign with the promise to raise taxes if elected, this after barely coming out of the economic slump that was the 70’s. Had he won the election, which he lost in a landslide, he would have taken over from 1984 to 1988 which was still a turbulent and somewhat unstable time. I’m not saying Reagan exactly knocked it out of the park during his second term but I think Mondale would have been truly awful. “Where’s the beef?” indeed.