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Presidential Comparison: George H. W. Bush
Robert Griffin III is one of the most exciting and popular college players in recent memory. He is a guarantee to be drafted by the Washington Redskins and it is only a matter of when, not if, he is named the starting quarterback.
George H. W. Bush was the heir to one of the most popular Presidents of all time and had his legacy cut out for him. It was all-but a guarantee he would defeat Michael Dukakis in the general election, which he did in a landslide.
In spite of Bush's successful start, his Presidency had mixed results. By the time the general election rolled around, his approval ratings were plummeting. Bush eventually lost the election in an upset to Bill Clinton.
Likewise, in spite of the hype and excitement, RG3 is far from a sure thing to be a franchise-saving quarterback. Big 12 quarterbacks pump out jaw-dropping stats due to the spread offense, but have had little success at the next level. It looked like Sam Bradford would buck the trend, but he suffered a terrible Sophomore Slump with the St. Louis Rams.
Redskins fans will hope RG3's stay in Washington is longer than the Elder Bush's.