Soars in the Polls When "Hyundai" started blasting foreign trade barriers on Iowa's airwaves in January, Gephardt soared in the polls. Featured Documents of the House of Representatives. Tom Harkin D-Iowa that would have propped up crop prices by placing firm limits on crop production. He stayed in the fight until he won,. That's why consultants who do well on the state level often do miserably on the presidential level.
Richard Gephardt: Mild-mannered warrior
Documentaries Interviewees Oral History Transcripts. In fact, "Hyundai" has become the signature of the Gephardt campaign, the centerpiece of a broader populist message aimed at voters who are frustrated and discontented over the loss of American pre-eminence in the world. In fact, his presidential bid centered on a broad-based coverage proposal similar to the Affordable Care Act, now targeted by Washington Republicans. When brother Don disclosed several years ago that their father took the milkman job as a last resort and joined the union because he had to, conservative commentators teed off, noting that Louis Gephardt was also a Republican who couldn't stand Democratic President Harry S. And he continued learning lessons from his first race.
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But he always had at least one eye locked on political opportunity. Persons represented include Richard Gephardt. Other Primary Sources Researching the House: House of Represen- tatives. But at 62, Gephardt still wins over audiences with the same courtly manner that he honed during his upbringing when nothing brought him greater joy than making his parents and schoolteachers happy.
You've restored my youthful enthusiasm for politics. But on March 9 that year, the young pol's life changed course. Throughout high school and college, he remained a straight arrow. He came of age in the placid Eisenhower administration. Louis, the elder Gephardt drove a horse-drawn milk wagon, then a truck. As with his boyhood friend, labor leader Joe Hunt, Gephardt made a similarly important acquaintance at Michigan. The result was that their candidate was brought down along with Brown, and a dark-horse challenger, Wallace Wilkinson, went on to become governor.