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Predictability of the Unpredictable: Dark Horse Candidates and 2020

An episode of History First

By History First
A podcast about presidential history and trivia. Based on the blog, history-first.com
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EMERGENCY POD: The 25th Amendment
News broke today that the deputy director of the FBI discussed trying to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from office. So what exactly does the 25th amendment do?
03:58
February 14, 2019
Bachelors, Boos, and Cory Booker
If elected president, Cory Booker would join the small club of men who held the presidency without a wife.
06:02
February 12, 2019
Will, We Hardly Knew Ye: The Legacy of William Henry Harrison
Happy birthday to William Henry Harrison! Yes, his presidency was only a month long. Yet it, and his campaign, were deeply consequential in American political history.
05:23
February 9, 2019
Ted Kennedy & “The Question”
“Why do you want to be president?” This question should have an easy answer. Ted Kennedy learned the hard way what happens when you aren’t prepared for it.
04:28
February 4, 2019
Origin Stories: Where Do Presidents Come From?
There are a lot of senators running in 2020. But only three sitting senators have ever become president. This got us thinking—where do presidents come from?
07:53
February 2, 2019
Predictability of the Unpredictable: Dark Horse Candidates and 2020
American presidential history is filled with twists and turns, and surprise success stories. Today we take a look at a few of the dark horse candidates that changed the game—and what that means for 2020
05:29
January 24, 2019
Inauguration! Drama
Inaugurations can be dramatic affairs. Today, we take a look back at the end of Harry Truman's presidency, and his involvement in the inaugurations of his successors. 
04:48
January 20, 2019
Trump, Pelosi, and the State of the Union
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has written the president asking him to submit a written State of the Union in lieu of a speech. A written address isn't all that unusual. The tradition of a speech has only been set in the last 100 years:
02:51
January 16, 2019
To Biden or not to Biden
THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT HAS RUN BEFORE, NEVER SUCCESSFULLY. COULD 2020 BE DIFFERENT? Check out the full article at: https://history-first.com/2019/01/09/to-biden-or-not-to-biden/
03:36
January 10, 2019
Polk, Trump, and Politics at the Border
President Trump isn’t the first president to manufacture a crisis at the border as a means to an end. He follows in the footsteps of James K. Polk. For Polk, the war was both a success and a political misfire.
02:40
January 8, 2019
Instagram Live & Front Porch Campaigns
Presidential hopefuls are increasingly relying on Instagram to get their message across. Is it so different from the front porch campaigns or yesterday?
03:35
January 8, 2019
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