Until 1992, the Kennedy-Nixon debate was undoubtedly the best example of media influence in elections . However, the 1992 election has proven to be equally as powerful of an example. During the 1992 election, comparisons were made between Bill Clinton and Kennedy. Clinton and his aids encouraged such comparisons, disseminating photos of a young, idealistic Clinton shaking hands with Kennedy. The media grabbed onto the idea and covered stories of Clinton’s trips to visit the Kennedy’s in Massachusetts.