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Shirley Chisholm’s dedication to pressing social issues of her time, such as the Vietnam War, women’s rights, and race issues, is discussed. Chisholm is featured speaking about her unwavering sense of morality and honesty. Her devotion to these causes is reflected on by various social commentators, and a former member of her campaign staff.
Shirley Chisholm faced hostility by black men at the Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, in March, 1972. Social commentators examine her courage and determination in forging a political career as a black woman.
Negative tactics such as “push polling” and “whisper campaigns” employed by the George W. Bush campaign against rival John McCain are discussed. John McCain’s ineffective response to these aggressive tactics are also reflected on by members of Bush’s campaign staff.
How John McCain's stance on immigration reform shifted between 2000 vs 2008, as is his tenacity in becoming the Republican nominee in 2008.
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