Chisholm and McCain — The Straight Talkers
In a combative arena awash in double-talk and spin, the straight-shooters stand out. In her non-nonsense 1972 campaign, Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman in Congress, redefined how a presidential candidate should look and act. Aboard his famous “Straight Talk Express,” Senator John McCain hit the trail in 2000 and 2008 to convince voters he would put his country and not his party first.
Shirley Chisholm Tackles Social Issues of Her Time
Shirley Chisholm was dedicated to bringing up social issues, such as the Vietnam War.
Shirley Chisholm Snubbed by Black Political Convention
Shirley Chisholm faced hostility by black men at the Black Political Convention in 1972.
A Look Back at the John McCain/George W. Bush Rivalry
Former George W. Bush staff reflect on campaign tactics used to defeat John McCain.
John McCain's Stance on Immigration Reform
How John McCain's stance on immigration reform shifted between 2000 vs 2008.