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Thurmond's Presidential Run

Robert Siegel speaks with Robert Dallek, a history professor at Boston University, about Storm Thurmond's 1948 presidential run on the Dixiecrat ticket. Last Thursday at Thurmond's 100th birthday celebration, Senate GOP Leader Trent Lott said that if Thurmond had been elected president, "...we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years."

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