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Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Turning 'Bushisms' and Inexperience into Strength

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Turning 'Bushisms' and Inexperience into Strength

Karen Hughes and others discuss how Bush formed an strong team to address shortcomings.

Turning 'Bushisms' and Inexperience into Strength

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Obama's Ups and Downs in Iowa and New Hampshire

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Obama's Ups and Downs in Iowa and New Hampshire

Messina and others discuss the tight race between Obama and Clinton during the primaries.

Obama's Ups and Downs in Iowa and New Hampshire

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Experts Discuss the Strategy Obama Used to His Advantage

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Experts Discuss the Strategy Obama Used to His Advantage

Kathleen Jamieson and others discuss how Obama overpowered Hillary Clinton's advantages.

Experts Discuss the Strategy Obama Used to His Advantage

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Bush Turns to Business Record in Run for Govenor

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Bush Turns to Business Record in Run for Govenor

Jacob Weisberg and others discuss how George W was never expected to be political.

Bush Turns to Business Record in Run for Govenor

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders The Reaction to the First Female Nomination for VP

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The Reaction to the First Female Nomination for VP

Lynn Sherr and others discuss the enthusiastic reaction to Ferraro’s nomination.

The Reaction to the First Female Nomination for VP

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Palin Faced Sexism from the Media

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Palin Faced Sexism from the Media

Experts discuss how the media focused on Palin's appearance and often objectified her.

Palin Faced Sexism from the Media

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders The Ferraro-Bush Vice Presidential Debate

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The Ferraro-Bush Vice Presidential Debate

Walter Mondale, Lynn Sherr, and Maria Cardona discuss the debate's condescending tone.

The Ferraro-Bush Vice Presidential Debate

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Debating Palin's Preparedness to be Vice President

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Debating Palin's Preparedness to be Vice President

Experts discuss how Palin’s unpreparedness to be vice president quickly became evident.

Debating Palin's Preparedness to be Vice President

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Ronald Reagan's loss at the 1976 Republican Convention

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Ronald Reagan's loss at the 1976 Republican Convention

Though Reagan lost, his gracious comments after his defeat made a lasting impression.

Ronald Reagan's loss at the 1976 Republican Convention

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Ronald Reagan's Emergence as "The Great Communicator"

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Ronald Reagan's Emergence as "The Great Communicator"

Reagan's speeches on the economy, shrinking government, and optimism won over voters.

Ronald Reagan's Emergence as "The Great Communicator"

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Barry Goldwater's defiant 1964 Convention Speech

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Barry Goldwater's defiant 1964 Convention Speech

Goldwater's defiant 1964 Convention speech ultimately scared off voters.

Barry Goldwater's defiant 1964 Convention Speech

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Barry Goldwater Before the Senate

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Barry Goldwater Before the Senate

Barry Goldwater's early background is discussed up until he was elected to the Senate.

Barry Goldwater Before the Senate

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Tracking Gary Hart's Rise in 1984

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Tracking Gary Hart's Rise in 1984

Democratic Candidate Gary Hart's meteoric rise in popularity is discussed.

Tracking Gary Hart's Rise in 1984

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Ross Perot's Rise From Humble Beginnings

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Ross Perot's Rise From Humble Beginnings

Ross Perot’s humble background and early career led to bold decisions later in life.

Ross Perot's Rise From Humble Beginnings

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Ross Perot Builds a Third Political Party

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Ross Perot Builds a Third Political Party

Despite not having the normal trappings of a campaign, Perot successfully builds a base.

Ross Perot Builds a Third Political Party

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Ralph Nader Decides to Run in 2000

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Ralph Nader Decides to Run in 2000

Nader wanted to shift politics to favor the people.

Ralph Nader Decides to Run in 2000

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders The Power of Jesse Jackson's 1984 Convention Speech

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The Power of Jesse Jackson's 1984 Convention Speech

Jesse Jackson's 1984 convention speech was moving for many at that year's DNC.

The Power of Jesse Jackson's 1984 Convention Speech

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Nader vs the Democratic Machine

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Nader vs the Democratic Machine

Nader refused to drop out, and wasn't able to reach out to the Democratic party.

Nader vs the Democratic Machine

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders The Lasting Impact of the Hart Scandal on Campaigns

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The Lasting Impact of the Hart Scandal on Campaigns

The impact of the Hart scandal on his campaign and future campaigns is discussed.

The Lasting Impact of the Hart Scandal on Campaigns

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Jesse Jackson’s Influence on the Democratic Party

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Jesse Jackson’s Influence on the Democratic Party

Jesse Jackson used his campaign cast lasting change to the Democratic Party.

Jesse Jackson’s Influence on the Democratic Party

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Why Michael Dukakis Decided to Run for President

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Why Michael Dukakis Decided to Run for President

Dukakis discusses how he came to run for president, and his shock at presidential abuses.

Why Michael Dukakis Decided to Run for President

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Mitt Romney on His Failure to Focus on Minority Voters

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Mitt Romney on His Failure to Focus on Minority Voters

Romney reflects on his father's legacy, and on his lack of focus on minority voter groups.

Mitt Romney on His Failure to Focus on Minority Voters

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders The Highs and Lows of Mitt Romney's Campaign

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The Highs and Lows of Mitt Romney's Campaign

The impact of Romney's 47 percent comment and first debate performance.

The Highs and Lows of Mitt Romney's Campaign

Video thumbnail: 16 for '16 - The Contenders Dukakis’ Tank Moment

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Dukakis’ Tank Moment

The Dukakis’ campaign misjudged the imagery of riding in a tank.

Dukakis’ Tank Moment