As the 2012 presidential campaign gets in full swing, C‑SPAN brings you "The Contenders" -- a 14 part series that helps put America's present electoral politics in historical perspective. Reaching across time, political parties, and geography, "The Contenders" presents key figures who have run for president and lost, but changed political history nevertheless. Eugene Victor Debs (November 5, 1855 -- October 20, 1926) was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and several times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States. Through his presidential candidacies, as well as his work with labor movements, Debs eventually became one of the best-known socialists living in the United States.
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securable serviceable up for grabs usable inconvenient unavailable unobtainable altruistic benevolent bighearted chivalrous considerate gracious greathearted heroic lofty magnanimous noble princely unselfish adolescent baby babyish blah bland dull humble infant infantile juvenile little selfish shy small tiny unconfident ungiving unimportant challenge demonstration dissent objection outcry question revolt riot turmoil bellyache blackball clamor declaration demur demurral difficulty flak grievance gripe grouse holler howl kick knock march moratorium nix protestation rally remonstrance remonstration stink tumult big stink formal complaint agreement answer calm concurrence harmony peace calmness compliment flattery praise acceptance approval affirm assert declare demonstrate fight insist maintain object oppose resist asseverate attest avouch avow blast buck combat contend disagree except expostulate predicate profess rebel remonstrate squawk testify back-talk be against be displeased by constate cry out inveigh against make a stink put up a fight say no sound off stage a walkout take exception thumbs-down agree comply deny forget go along support accept consent give in retreat surrender approve advance allege argue aver cite claim defend justify press proclaim pronounce protest put forward say stand up for state stress swear uphold warrant disavow disclaim negate refute repudiate asserting advancing affirming alleging arguing asservating attesting averring avouching avowing butt in citing claiming contending defending horning in justifying mouth off popping off predicating pressing proclaiming professing pronouncing protesting putting forward saying shooting off one's mouth shooting one's wad standing up for stating stressing swearing upholding vindicating warranting questioning leaving abandoning rejecting hiding concealing denying surrendering deserting asserts advances affirms alleges argues asservates attests avers avouches avows cites claims contends defends horns in justifies pops off predicates presses proclaims professes pronounces protests puts forward says shoots off one's mouth shoots one's wad stands up for states stresses swears upholds vindicates warrants questions leaves abandons rejects hides conceals denies surrenders deserts back talk answer back complain sass talk back bemoan bitch fuss groan grumble whine appreciate be happy confrontation dare defiance demanding interrogation provocation summons to contest test threat trial ultimatum decide win battle bloodshed combat conflict fighting hostility strife strike struggle warfare contention contest enmity hostilities cold war police action accord harmony peace surrender truce friendship good will kindness cease-fire differ go to war take up arms attack attempt bombard challenge clash contend disagree endeavor kill meet murder oppugn shell shoot strive tug campaign against engage in combat make war march against take on take the field against wage war agree aid be lazy give up laze protect retreat make peace armed aggression armed fighting armed hostilities engagement fight war action assault barrage blitzkreig bombing brush campaign carnage crusade encounter fray havoc onset onslaught press ravage scrimmage significant contact skirmish sortie ceasefire agitate argue clamor dispute feud wrestle battled agitated argued clamored combated contended contested disputed feuded oppugned skirmished strove tugged warred wrestled made peace agreed battles actions assaults attacks barrages blitzkreigs bombings brushes campaigns clashes combats conflicts contentions crusades encounters engagements fightings onsets onslaughts presses ravages scrimmages significant contacts skirmishes sorties struggles wars harmonies ceasefires retreats truces surrenders accords agitates argues clamors contends contests disputes feuds oppugns strives tugs wrestles makes peace agrees assault attack bloodshed brutality clash confusion cruelty disorder disturbance fighting rampage struggle terrorism abandon acuteness bestiality blowup coercion compulsion constraint destructiveness duress ferocity fervor fierceness flap frenzy fury fuss harshness murderousness onslaught passion power roughness ruckus rumble savagery severity sharpness storm storminess tumult turbulence uproar vehemence wildness brute force foul play raging calm health kindness method niceness order organization peace surrender system calmness peacefulness passivity anger acrimony animosity annoyance antagonism blow up cat fit chagrin choler conniption dander disapprobation displeasure distemper enmity exasperation gall hatred hissy fit huff ill humor ill temper impatience indignation infuriation irascibility ire irritability irritation miff outrage peevishness petulance pique rage rankling resentment slow burn soreness stew tantrum temper tiff umbrage vexation violence cheer comfort delight ease glee good will happiness joy liking love pleasure agreeability contentment enjoyment good nature pleasantness angers mad battery beating mayhem mugging thumping defense individual brunt burden force full force impact pressure shock strain stress tension thrust relaxation browbeating bullying intimidation menace menacing persuasion restraint strong-arm tactic threat threatening a must driving goad hang-up impelling impulsion monkey on one's back motive necessity no-no repression spring spur suppression deterrent discouragement freedom hindrance liberty aggression allowance permission case accompaniment attitude capacity category chances character circumstance circumstances contingency element environment essential estate event eventuality fix footing form humor imperative juncture limitation mood nature occasion occurrence outlook pass phase plight position posture predicament prerequisite proviso reputation requirement shape situation spirits stand standing station status stipulation time welfare frame of mind state of affairs cachet ceremony consequence display glory majesty pomp prestige rank splendor stature style dullness insignificance unimportance community federation land nation territory union commonwealth republic sovereignty body politic affirm articulate describe explain expound express give present put say set forth speak specify tell voice air asseverate aver deliver elucidate enounce enumerate enunciate interpret narrate pitch pronounce propound recite recount rehearse relate report spiel utter vent ventilate bring out chime in come out with give blow-by-blow give rundown throw out be quiet confuse listen misrepresent refrain take withhold conceal hide mumble suppress ask question assert attest avouch avow certify cinch clinch confirm cross heart declare guarantee have a lock on ice insist lock up maintain nail down okay predicate profess put on ice ratify repeat rubber-stamp say so set state swear swear on bible swear up and down testify vouch witness deny forget veto disavow refute reject renounce repudiate negate nullify affirms asserts asseverates attests avers avouches avows certifies cinches clinches confirms crosses heart declares guarantees has a lock on ices insists locks up maintains nails down o.k.'s predicates professes pronounces puts on ice ratifies repeats rubber-stamps says so sets states swears swears on bible swears up and down testifies vouches witnesses forgets nullifies negates refutes rejects disavows repudiates renounces denies vetoes broadcast circulate communicate disclose disseminate divulge exhibit expose make known make public proclaim publicize publish reveal cover keep quiet secret secrete close up allege adduce advance charge cite depose offer put forward take back withdraw contradict disagree dissent object protest alleging adducing advancing affirming asservating averring avouching avowing charging citing declaring deposing lying maintaining offering pleading presenting professing putting forward reciting recounting stating testifying disagreeing taking withdrawing repudiating protesting objecting dissenting contradicting withholding denying taking back announce advertise annunciate blast blazon call drum give out impart intimate issue pass the word promulgate release run off at mouth sound off spread around trumpet hold keep bottle up keep secret repress