Ce n'est pas un fauteuil
No comparision for the social media angle today of course, but what about the money? From PG, May 17, 1989 is this summary of the campaign finances in that race. Remember, this is 24 years ago. Increase $ values by 88% to get comparable $ values today.
So a total of $2.3 million. Adjusted for inflation gets you to $4.3 million. I could be wrong, but I don't think we are going to get close to that amount in total this cycle. Also worth noting that on that list of candidates, there are two future judges and two mayors which served a collective 19 years in office, and a future president of the local chapter of the NAACP.
and you either get it or you don't. Neither Google nor logic will explain much.