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Gary Hart's emergence as a democratic candidate is discussed. His meteoric rise in popularity is compared to Ronald Reagan. The effect of his stumble in a debate with Walter Mondale is considered.
Gary Hart's refusal to address the his personal scandal directly was a major factor in ending his campaign in 1988.
Jesse Jackson’s influence in registering voters had a lasting affect on the Democratic Party and foreign policy.
Jesse Jackson's 1984 convention speech was moving for many at that year's Democratic National Convention. It also served as a stepping stone to his 1988 campaign.
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