Related Content: Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis was the first politician I ever heard describe the Presidential campaign as a “marathon, not a sprint.” But he was not the last.
Since the first campaign I covered in 1988, I’ve always been sort of impressed by candidates who – win or lose—just hang in there.
Sometimes it is unfathomable. Hopefuls stay on the trail long after their viability has been expended, as a race for the White House morphs into a campaign to get politics’ ultimate consolation prize -- a speaking role at the party’s nominating convention.