Michael Dukakis, 1988 - Another Landmark Image
After Gary Hart was photographed with a model (no, not his wife) in
1988 on a boat dubbed Monkey Business, Massachusetts Governor Michael
Dukakis became the Democrat's choice to run for President against
George Bush. At a General Dynamics plant in Michigan, the Duke wanted
to show he was no softie on defense, so took a spin in a tank. Compared
with the dashing WWII pilot Bush, the little Dukakis came off a clown,
and the photo op blew up in his face.