September 18, 1992 |
The continuing questions about Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton's Vietnam War draft status have had no measurable effect on his standing in several published polls. But senior campaign aides admit the controversy has had a dramatic impact on Clinton's campaign at a level polls do not measure: time, attention and focus.
September 17, 1992 |
The former Reserve Officer Training Corps commander who was thanked by Bill Clinton in a 1969 letter for "saving me from the draft" issued a scathing written statement Wednesday denouncing Clinton for deceiving him and "purposely defrauding the military." In his first extensive comments since the draft controversy erupted last spring, retired Army Col. Eugene J.
September 16, 1992 |
They came, they saw, they blinked. An anticipated face-off between President Bush and Democratic challenger Bill Clinton over Clinton's Vietnam War-era draft record failed to materialize Tuesday as both candidates shied away from a direct confrontation over the issue. Speaking before a convention of the National Guard Assn. here, Bush referred to questions about Clinton and the draft, but only in a sideways fashion.
September 11, 1992 |
Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), who predicted last spring that Republicans would use Bill Clinton's draft record to open him up "like a soft-shelled peanut," criticized President Bush on Thursday for trying to do exactly that, urging Bush to "call off the dogs." Kerrey's own service in Vietnam--he lost a leg and won the Medal of Honor for his exploits as a Navy Seal--was a centerpiece of his try for this year's Democratic nomination.
September 9, 1992 |
In a new sign of its determination to focus scrutiny on Gov. Bill Clinton's military draft record, President Bush's reelection campaign on Tuesday released a 27-page document challenging Clinton's assertion that he has told the full truth about the issue. With Clinton finding himself forced repeatedly in recent days to defend his statements on the issue, a senior Bush campaign official describes the document as a sign that the Republican camp "does not intend to let this drop."
September 7, 1992 |
President Bush and his Democratic opponent Bill Clinton were each put on the defensive in nationally televised interviews Sunday night, with Bush insisting that the nation's economy is poised for a "strong recovery" and Clinton contending that he has told the whole truth regarding his draft record.
September 5, 1992 |
Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton confirmed Friday that a retired Navy reserve commander told him in March that he had tried to get Clinton a Navy reserve slot in 1968 at the behest of the Arkansas governor's uncle.
September 3, 1992 |
After spending most of his day trying to focus on other issues, Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton Wednesday night angrily denied that his uncle had mounted an organized effort to keep him from being drafted during the Vietnam War. Breaking a daylong silence about the story published in Wednesday's editions of the Los Angeles Times, Clinton told reporters that the lobbying effort "never happened."
September 2, 1992 |
Despite statements by Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton that he "never received any unusual or favorable treatment" to avoid being drafted during the Vietnam War, there is strong evidence that Clinton benefited from a concerted lobbying campaign orchestrated by his uncle to delay his military induction, The Times has found.
May 16, 1992 |
The unsettled and turbulent emotions that still surround the Vietnam War played out before Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton's eyes Friday, as a meeting with veterans in his home state served to resurrect the question of whether he evaded the draft. By the time the gathering was over, Clinton again had been forced to defend his actions of 23 years ago.