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Betsy's Trivia: Iowa Edition

ANSWER: Fmr. President Richard Nixon

EXPLANATION: In his last Meet the Press appearance, in the spring of 1988, former President Richard Nixon talked presidential politics and observed how a bruising defeat in the Iowa caucuses months earlier had helped transform the candidacy of then GOP nominee George H.W. Bush.   Nixon remarked that in the weeks since the Iowa loss, Bush “developed that inner strength and toughness that was not certainly there beforehand.” Watch the full clip to also see Nixon cite Churchill's wisdom on how tough elections make better politicians. 

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