An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 20th September 2016, written by Barbara A. Perry, author of 42: Inside the Presidency of Bill Clinton, which will be available through Cornell Scholarship Online in 2017.
'Using his now famous malaprop, the 2000 GOP presidential candidate George W. Bush declared that his opponents had “misunderestimated” him. All politicians suffer from real or perceived weaknesses. For Bush, his propensity to mangle the English language caused some to question his intellectual qualifications to hold the nation’s highest office. Yet his unpretentiousness and authenticity made him the candidate Americans said they would like to have a beer with. And he twice won the presidency, a feat his more patrician father failed to achieve.'
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