The most high-profile
flameout of the last half-century might well be Gary Hart, the U.S. Senator
from Colorado. Hart was considered the front-runner for the
Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 until a reporter caught him aboard a
yacht named “Monkey Business” with a woman who was not his wife. Hart’s
comeback attempts failed.
Left: Gary Hart
announces his withdrawal from the presidential race, in Denver, on May 8,