Listen to Episode 9 of Whistlestop:
In this episode of Slate's bite-sized podcast about presidential campaign history, chief political correspondent John Dickerson brings us the story of Ronald Reagan’s audacious bid to challenge a sitting president, Gerald Ford, for the GOP presidential nomination in 1976.
Dickerson gives the background of the Gipper’s ascendency to hero status in the conservative movement. The first installment of a two-part series. Recommended for fans of Slate’s Political Gabfest and American political history.
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