Bush the Elder Briefly Considered Asking Clint Eastwood to Be His Running Mate

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This was during a period of the campaign when Bush was facing an eighteen-point deficit to Michael Dukakis. Adding Eastwood to the ticket "was suggested in not an altogether unserious" manner, according to James Baker, but was "shot down pretty quick." Wouldn't be prudent. [Note/ABC News]