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Today’s Fantasy Politics from CNN’s Political Gut Check: What if the 1988 presidential race had been Gary Hart vs. George Bush?Former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart was the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination until it was revealed by the Miami Herald that he was having an extramarital affair with 29-year-old model Donna Rice. Hart dropped out, leaving the door open for Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who went on to be trounced by former Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1988. But suppose Hart’s campaign hadn’t imploded. What if Hart hadn’t been caught having an affair? Would Bush have trounced Hart like he crushed Dukakis? Who would have won a Hart/Bush matchup?Share your answers with on the Political Gut Check Facebook page and the best few will be shared in today’s Gut Check.

Today’s Fantasy Politics from CNN’s Political Gut Check: What if the 1988 presidential race had been Gary Hart vs. George Bush?

Former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart was the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination until it was revealed by the Miami Herald that he was having an extramarital affair with 29-year-old model Donna Rice. Hart dropped out, leaving the door open for Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who went on to be trounced by former Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1988. 

But suppose Hart’s campaign hadn’t imploded. What if Hart hadn’t been caught having an affair? Would Bush have trounced Hart like he crushed Dukakis? Who would have won a Hart/Bush matchup?

Share your answers with on the Political Gut Check Facebook page and the best few will be shared in today’s Gut Check.

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