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1960 Campaigns

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Election of 1960: Was Nixon Better
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In the 1960 election, the Republican Party nominated the experienced Richard Nixon, while the Democrats went with the wildcard John Kennedy. If the election were to go by each candidate’s resumes Richard Nixon would have been a shoo-in for the presid... [more]
May 20, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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Campaign Spot: Nixon's Experience (1960)
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At the end of a long press conference, then President Dwight Eisenhower was asked about his Vice President, Richard Nixon. He hesitated and replied that he couldn’t remember Nixon’s contributions. (1:00)
May 21, 2012 at 02:00 PM
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Campaign Spot: Best Qualified (1960)
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After some misinterpreted comments by President Eisenhower about Nixon that JFK used in a campaign ad against his opponent (Nixons Experience), Eisenhower fully endorses Nixon. But it was too little, too late. JFK won the election, by a slim margin. ... [more]
June 28, 2012 at 05:52 PM
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JFK Announces Candidacy for Presidency
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In 1960, John F. Kennedy announced his bid for the presidency when a reporter asked him if he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for vice president. (1:00)
July 8, 2012 at 07:30 PM
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Don't Ask Don't Tell
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In this video clip, Ted Sorensen, JFK's 1960 Campaign speechwriter, tells the story of a congratulatory misunderstanding on the campaign trail. (1:01)
July 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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