From Jesse Jacksons groundbreaking 1984 and 1988 campaigns to Barry Goldwaters 1964 campaign that launched of a brand of conservatism that influenced both Ronald Reagan and Hillary Clinton, 16 for '16 - The Contenders revisits the most influential presidential campaigns of the last 50 years.Program Website
Jacob Weisberg and others discuss how George W was never expected to be political.
Messina and others discuss the tight race between Obama and Clinton during the primaries.
Kathleen Jamieson and others discuss how Obama overpowered Hillary Clinton's advantages.
Karen Hughes and others discuss how Bush formed an strong team to address shortcomings.
Lynn Sherr and others discuss the enthusiastic reaction to Ferraro’s nomination.
Experts discuss how the media focused on Palin's appearance and often objectified her.
Experts discuss how Palin’s unpreparedness to be vice president quickly became evident.