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Running for President: Chronicling Almost 200 Years of Propaganda

Jesse Jackson, 1988

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Jesse Jackson, 1988

Jesse Jackson finished third in 1984 and ran again, focusing on social and economic policies that he believed had lost out under President Reagan's economic policies. In 1988, he expected an interview for vice president, but Michael Dukakis selected Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas, as his running mate. Jackson went on to tell Dan Quayle, George Bush's running mate, that he was "no Jack Kennedy." (poster, 1988)

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