Season 1

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Bush and Obama — The Master Strategists

16 for '16 - The Contenders

Bush and Obama — The Master Strategists

George W. Bush and Barack Obama were two of the best campaigners in modern history.

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Bush and Obama — The Master Strategists

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Ferraro and Palin — The Trailblazers

16 for '16 - The Contenders

Ferraro and Palin — The Trailblazers

Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin challenged the notion of what makes a strong VP.

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Ferraro and Palin — The Trailblazers

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Perot and Nader — The Independents

16 for '16 - The Contenders

Perot and Nader — The Independents

Ross Perot and Ralph Nader challenged the two-party system and ran as independents.

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Perot and Nader — The Independents

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Goldwater and Reagan — The Conservatives

16 for '16 - The Contenders

Goldwater and Reagan — The Conservatives

Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan defined the modern conservative movement and the GOP.

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Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Hart and Jackson — The Visionaries

16 for '16 - The Contenders

Hart and Jackson — The Visionaries

Gary Hart and Jesse Jackson were giant personalities with big ideas on a new world order.

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Hart and Jackson — The Visionaries

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Dukakis and Romney — The Technocrats

16 for '16 - The Contenders

Dukakis and Romney — The Technocrats

Michael Dukakis and Mitt Romney ran into trouble when they were defined by the opposition.

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Dukakis and Romney — The Technocrats

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Dean and Buchanan — The Flamethrowers

16 for '16 - The Contenders

Dean and Buchanan — The Flamethrowers

Howard Dean and Pat Buchanan used fiery rhetoric to push America in a different direction.

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Dean and Buchanan — The Flamethrowers

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Chisholm and McCain — The Straight Talkers

16 for '16 - The Contenders

Chisholm and McCain — The Straight Talkers

Shirley Chisholm and John McCain were unafraid to speak their minds on the campaign trail.

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