Why These Lifelong Republicans Voted Democrat in 1988

Aired on 10/24/1998 | CC tv-pg
Not all Americans' political beliefs remain the same across their lifetimes. In fact, many voters will change parties to vote for their candidate of choice. The Oprah Show demonstrated this reality in an episode recorded just two weeks prior to the 1988 presidential election. Here, a husband and wife—both staunch, lifelong Republicans—open up about their reasons for gravitating toward the Democratic candidate for the first time that year.