THE CONTENDERS - 16 FOR '16

From Jesse Jackson’s groundbreaking 1984 and 1988 campaigns to Barry Goldwater’s 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.

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Bush Turns to Business Record in Run for Govenor

03:56

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



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Turning 'Bushisms' and Inexperience into Strength

04:02

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

Experts Discuss the Strategy Obama Used to His Advantage

02:56

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

Obama's Ups and Downs in Iowa and New Hampshire

03:56

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

The Ferraro-Bush Vice Presidential Debate

02:40

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

The Reaction to the First Female Nomination for VP

03:31

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

Palin Faced Sexism from the Media

02:27

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