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The Worst Presidential Campaign Ever?: Michael Kinsley

March 16 (Bloomberg) -- Barbara Bush said the other day that the 2012 presidential race has been “the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life.”

I disagree. My vote would be for 1988, when her husband, George H.W. Bush, built a repulsive campaign against Michael Dukakis based on state prison furlough policy, obscure judicial rulings about reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the need for laws against burning the American flag.