Over the years no one has been more candid about his 1988 presidential campaign loss to George H.W. Bush than the candidate himself. Michael Dukakis has been upfront in saying “I blew it.” At one point he even had a 17-point lead.
It gives Dukakis a unique perspective on what he hopes to hear Thursday night in Charlotte from President Obama. And as a former Massachusetts governor, he has a unique platform from which to criticize Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s performance as governor. Dukakis has said Romney made an “absolute mess” of it.