38 minutes | Aug 10, 2020

Election 1960: JFK vs. Nixon pt. 1 w/ Historian Gary Donaldson [Ep. 1]

Dr. Gary Donaldson, author of "The First Modern Campaign: Kennedy, Nixon, and the Election of 1960," joins the show to discuss the early stages of the 1960 Presidential campaign. Please rate and review this podcast — and thanks for your support! In this Episode: What the Republican party looked like in 1960 [2:45] Eisenhower’s attitude toward Nixon [5:04] Why the left wing wasn't enthused about JFK [11:58] Why Eleanor Roosevelt opposed JFK [14:32] Why JFK picked Lyndon Johnson as running mate [26:16] About Nixon’s complicated relationship with New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller [29:30] Why Nixon’s choice of running mate may have hurt him [31:53] Links: Episode Transcript Sequel to this episode Gary Donaldson’s book Podcast Website
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