The televised debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon was probably the most decisive event for the election of 1960. The growth of TV as a new medium, and declined use of radio marked a significant change in how campaigns are ran today. For the TV appearance, Nixon refused to wear make-up and therefore appeared unshaven, tired and sweaty under the lights. Kennedy, however, did wear the make-up and so appeared cooler and more composed than Nixon. Kennedy, before the debate, returned tan and attractive from vacation. Not only did Kennedy appear to be better groomed, and handsome, his suit was navy popping off the grey back drop. Nixon's suit was grey, blending in to the curtain behind him. With these factors combined, Among TV viewers agreed, Kennedy won the debate. Richard Nixon's deep, strong, radio appealing voice won over all radio listeners, they agreed Nixon won the debate. Nixon entered the race ahead of Kennedy. Television as a new medium changed presidential elections from this point on, marking the election of 1960 significant. Radio voice failed to prevail over now "candidate centered" television campaigns.
Kennedy performed much better on television than Nixon.-apex
Kennedy performed much better on television than Nixon
Kennedy performed much better on television than Nixon. (APEX)
15% blacks voted in presidential election 1960 USA
The 1960 US Presidential election was held on Tuesday, November 8.
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It was the first to have the presidential debates televised
John F. Kennedy won the 1960 US Presidential election.
John F. Kennedy won the presidential election of 1960. A democrat, Kennedy was preceded by republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
No. He lost the 1960 election to John F. Kennedy. Nixon later won the election in 1968.
John F. Kennedy
It went for Nixon.
Richard M. Nixon lost to John F. Kennedy in the 1960 Presidential election.
In the 1960 US Presidential election, the point was made that the Democrat nominee, John F. Kennedy, was Catholic. Never before did the US have a Catholic president. Many people believed that JFK's religion would be a handicap for him in the election. JFK did win a very close election and JFK remains as the only Catholic president the US has ever had.
John F. Kennedy won the 1960 presidential election defeating Richard Nixon.
John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon were the parties in the 1960 Presidential election. Kennedy won and carried 23 states.
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Nixon lost in 1960.
No. Richard Nixon was a Republican Presidential candidate in the election of 1960.
Incumbent President Dwight Eisenhower won reelection in the 1956 presidential election defeating Adlai Stevenson. John F. Kennedy won the 1960 presidential election defeating Richard Nixon. Lyndon Johnson won the 1964 presidential election defeating Barry Goldwater.
Kennedy won the 1960 election.