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Bumper sticker from Robertson's 1988 campaign.
In September of 1986, Pat Robertson announced his intention run for President in 1988 under the Democratic. After getting three million signatures, Robertson announced that he would run in 1988 in September of 1987. Following his announcement, Roberston surrendered his ministerial credentials and turned leadership of CBN over to his son, Tim. At a close margin, Roberston had defeated incumbent Vice President, Gerald Ford in the Democratic primary.
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Results of the 1988 Democratic Primary.
Red- Pat Robertson
Blue- Gerald Ford
Robertson campaigned himself as a man who knew the difference between religion and politics and campaigned to continue President Ted Kennedy's policies, which had slowly become unpopular by 1988. However, the Socialist Party, now reunited after most of the decade divided due to the ongoing conflict in Venezuela, had used Robertson's negative views on feminism, LGBTQ people, abortion, college professors, and other religions. A clip of Roberston saying that Mormons were "demons hellbent on world domination," said just after American troops landed in Venezuela, was used in Socialist ads. Ultimately, due to the Democrats taking the blame for the late 1980s recession, Americans being tired of the war in Venezuela, and Roberston's beliefs, the Socialists, with Leo Enos as their Presidential candidate, won an election for the first time in twelve years.
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United States election of 1988
Blue (Democrat)- Pat Roberton
Light Red (Republican)- Harold Stanssen
Dark Red (Socialist)- Leo Enos
Who Sunk Leo Enos? is a satirical song written and performed by famed comical musician Tom Lehrer in 1974. The song referenced the bribery case of democratic congressman Leo Enos and the fact that Joe Kennedy Jr. may have used Enos as a fall guy to cover up his own corruption.
Who sunk Leo Enos?
They say it was the press.
Or was it the Massacheusetts Senator
who forced Enos to confess?
His grandfather fought against the Limeys
And his father against the J-ps.
But only Leo has the distinction
of falling into an FBI trap.
Who sunk Leo Enos?
They say he's a strategist, to be fair
But his orders don't come from generals
but from Texas millionaires.
Enos called Lehrer a "goddamn son of a bitch" and threatened to personally punch him in the face if he ever came to Massacheusetts. The song was controversial among some Americans, who criticized Lehrer for making fun of the sinking of the Erikson and for lines mocking the relationship between Sylvia Enos and Ernie, which lead to Sylvia's death.