George H.W. Bush, during the 1992 Presidential Election campaign, seen remarking in amazement over checkout technology . While largely overblown, Bill Clinton used this story to portray Bush as an elitist who was out of touch with the people. [[MORE]] NY Times article about the grocery store visit.
For breaking his "no new taxes" campaign pledge and raising taxes before the 1992 presidential election, former President George H. W. Bush was named a recipient of this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.