Bush and Obama — The Master Strategists
Despite vastly different backgrounds, George W. Bush and Barack Obama both won two-term presidencies in the 21st century. Bush won a hotly contested Republican primary before narrowly beating Democrat Al Gore in 2000. Obama went from relative obscurity to a history-making campaign in just a few years, riding a wave of hope and change to the White House.
Jacob Weisberg and others discuss how George W was never expected to be political.
Karen Hughes and others discuss how Bush formed an strong team to address shortcomings.
Kathleen Jamieson and others discuss how Obama overpowered Hillary Clinton's advantages.
Messina and others discuss the tight race between Obama and Clinton during the primaries.