running for reelection as the Democratic candidate. The former Arkansas governor was born in Hope, Arkansas, on August 19, 1946. He is the son of William
Jefferson Blythe III and Virginia Blythe, although his father was killed in a car accident two months before
he was born. His mother’s second husband, Roger Clinton, legally adopted Bill.
Clinton had already decided that he wanted a career in politics by age 16. His role models were
John F. Kennedy and Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright. Clinton received an international affairs
degree from Georgetown University in 1968, a law degree from Yale University in 1973, and he attended
Oxford University for 2 years. His first experience in politics occurred in 1972, directing George
McGovern’s presidential campaign in Texas.
At age 32, Clinton was elected governor of Arkansas and was the youngest U.S. governor in 40 years.
Later in 1988, there were some rumors that he would run for U.S. President in the 1988 election, but he
decided not to because he felt it would be bad for his daughter Chelsea (7 years old at the time). In 1992,
he ran for president and defeated Republican George Bush.
Although Clinton has a more social and cheerful personality than Bob Dole, there are some problems that
he has that are causing a lot of voters to vote against him. A lot of people think that he is very corrupt
because of issues such as Whitewater, Travelgate, and Filegate. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is also
causing a lot of people to vote against Clinton because some of the problems that she has.