Toy, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, 1996

Toy, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, 1996

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“The Great Debate” was the media label given to the first debate in 1996 between Democratic candidate President Bill Clinton and his Republican challenger Senator Bob Dole. This mechanical tin toy was a humorous take on that name. When the lower bar of the toy is moved, the two figures rock back and forth jabbing at each other. Clinton was successful in his bid for re-election.
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Object Name
Toy, figure
Date made
Clinton, Bill
Dole, Bob
Physical Description
black; red; white; blue; yellow (overall color)
metal (overall material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 19.685 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Jeanne M Benas
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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