Lets Get Real:
This is why Presidents like either their Vice - President to win or the Party nominee. The only President who has been that lucky is the great Ronald Reagan, his successor was Bush 41, his Vice - President. Every other President in the modern era, ( 1980 onwards ) with the exception of Reagan has seen his Vice - President or Party nominee lose. The fact that Bush 41 won helped the Reagan legacy, while you would be hard pressed to see other Presidents invoked as much as Reagan is by Republicans and Democrats. At the present the Democrats are being foreign policy hawks, this is a great surprise to this blogger, the Gipper has to put up with constant attacks by liberals that he was to hard on the then USSR. That is what happens Dems when you lose an election.